Average Laundry Worker Salary
$20,000 yearly
$9.71 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$15,000
10 %
$20,000
Median
$25,000
90 %
What Is The Average Laundry Worker Salary?
The average laundry worker salary is $20,189 per year, or $9.71 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level laundry worker salary is roughly $15,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $25,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and hospitality companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out internet, government, and health care companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Illinois, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, and California provide the highest laundry worker salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$25,000
$2,083
$12
75th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11
Average
$20,189
$1,682
$10
25th Percentile
$17,000
$1,417
$8
10th Percentile
$15,000
$1,250
$7

Average Laundry Worker Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where laundry workers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Laundry Worker average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$20,301
$9.76
Alaska
$21,910
$10.53
Arizona
$20,865
$10.03
Arkansas
$17,103
$8.22
California
$27,798
$13.36
Colorado
$20,968
$10.08
Connecticut
$24,631
$11.84
Delaware
$21,497
$10.34
District of Columbia
$19,858
$9.55
Florida
$19,853
$9.54
Georgia
$17,736
$8.53
Hawaii
$29,671
$14.26
Idaho
$19,289
$9.27
Illinois
$34,259
$16.47
Indiana
$19,776
$9.51
Iowa
$22,938
$11.03
Kansas
$22,014
$10.58
Kentucky
$24,459
$11.76
Louisiana
$21,964
$10.56
Maine
$26,054
$12.53
Maryland
$21,682
$10.42
Massachusetts
$30,398
$14.61
Michigan
$23,082
$11.10
Minnesota
$26,906
$12.94
Mississippi
$20,400
$9.81
Missouri
$19,191
$9.23
Montana
$20,843
$10.02
Nebraska
$19,499
$9.37
Nevada
$21,104
$10.15
New Hampshire
$24,858
$11.95
New Jersey
$23,393
$11.25
New Mexico
$18,209
$8.75
New York
$26,749
$12.86
North Carolina
$19,247
$9.25
North Dakota
$24,404
$11.73
Ohio
$20,837
$10.02
Oklahoma
$18,710
$9.00
Oregon
$25,235
$12.13
Pennsylvania
$25,560
$12.29
Rhode Island
$25,337
$12.18
South Carolina
$18,321
$8.81
South Dakota
$24,877
$11.96
Tennessee
$18,118
$8.71
Texas
$18,733
$9.01
Utah
$20,653
$9.93
Vermont
$28,372
$13.64
Virginia
$19,756
$9.50
Washington
$21,239
$10.21
West Virginia
$25,324
$12.18
Wisconsin
$22,293
$10.72
Wyoming
$20,132
$9.68

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Highest Paying Cities For Laundry Worker

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Woodstock, IL
$34,794
$16.73
Fremont, CA
$30,851
$14.83
Poughkeepsie, NY
$27,337
$13.14
Aberdeen, SD
$25,753
$12.38
Newport, RI
$25,489
$12.25
Salem, OR
$25,438
$12.23

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Average Laundry Worker Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $20,200
    $9.71
    +3.6%
    2020
    $19,500
    $9.35
    +3.8%
    2019
    $18,700
    $9.00
    +3.2%
    2018
    $18,100
    $8.71
    +2.4%
    2017
    $17,700
    $8.50
    +1.1%

    How Much Do Laundry Workers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, laundry worker salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that internet, government, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for laundry workers. For example, laundry workers make a whopping average salary of $29,793 while working for internet companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $25,042 at government companies and $24,296 at health care companies. But laundry workers may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $23,232.
    RankIndustryAverage Laundry Worker SalaryLaundry Worker Salary Range
    1
    Internet
    $29,793
    $21k
    $34k
    2
    Government
    $25,042
    $21k
    $34k
    3
    Health Care
    $24,296
    $21k
    $34k
    4
    Finance
    $24,112
    $21k
    $34k
    5
    Hospitality
    $23,875
    $21k
    $34k
    6
    Retail
    $23,232
    $21k
    $34k

    High Paying Laundry Worker Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Spotter

    Avg. salary: $37,680

    A spotter ensures a job is done in the safest possible manner to avoid injury. They monitor work in dangerous environments, such as near power lines. Other kinds of spotters include excavation spotters and backing spotters. They are responsible for ensuring that all safety procedures are upheld and that work is stopped immediately if hazards arise. Thus, they must maintain visual and verbal contact with workers at all times.
    706 Spotter Jobs
    Cake Decorator

    Avg. salary: $31,567

    A cake decorator is responsible for designing cakes for special occasions, following the clients' specifications and special requests. Cake decorators directly communicate with the client for their orders, suggesting decorations based on the event's theme, and delivering the item securely. Cake decorators also strictly adhere to the highest sanitation and hygienic standards to ensure the product's quality. They monitor inventories and stock supplies and research current market trends. Meeting client demands to increase sales and revenues.
    2,860 Cake Decorator Jobs
    Housekeeping/Laundry

    Avg. salary: $25,100

    A housekeeping/laundry staff member is responsible for washing clothes, linens, and other washable textiles depending on the needs of the employer or the organization. A housekeeping/laundry worker should carefully sort laundry items, ensuring not to mix laundry for different owners. Housekeeping/laundry personnel must keep the laundry area clean at all times, following the sanitary standards and hygienic procedures before and after doing the task. They should also adhere to specific washing instructions to do the laundry without damaging the item, as well as the knowledge to operate and maintain laundry machines and equipment.
    31,863 Housekeeping/Laundry Jobs
    Laundry Attendant

    Avg. salary: $22,904

    A laundry attendant is responsible for all laundry activities in an establishment, which involves washing, drying, folding, and organizing textiles. There are also instances when a laundry attendant is assigned to supervise a laundry room filled with coin-operated machines for public use. Usually working in hotels or similar establishments, there are instances when a laundry attendant must deliver clothing or laundry to the housekeeping staff or guest rooms. Furthermore, a laundry attendant needs to coordinate with other team members and adhere to the policies and guidelines of the establishment.
    37,354 Laundry Attendant Jobs
    Laundry Aide

    Avg. salary: $21,062

    A laundry aide works in a laundry shop providing help in all aspects of cleaning the laundry. The laundry aide helps wash, iron, sort, and fold clothes. This person ensures all clothes are washed thoroughly through various washing techniques. The laundry aide is responsible for cleaning clothes, removing stains, and ensures that they are not damaged or shrink during washing. The laundry aide is a position that is popular in businesses like hotels, condominiums, and laundry shops.
    31,521 Laundry Aide Jobs

    Laundry Worker Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a laundry worker can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $18,200
    $8.75
    Mid Level
    $19,900
    $9.56
    Senior Level
    $27,100
    $13.03

    Which Companies Pay Laundry Workers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Liberty HomeCare and Hospice and Great Plains Health as they offer the highest salaries for laundry workers.
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    Recently Added Laundry Worker Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Workbox Staffing
    Laundry Worker/1St. Shift
    Laundry Worker/1St. Shift
    Westland, MI
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
    08/31/2021
    Delaware North
    Laundry Worker, The Lodge at Geneva
    Laundry Worker, The Lodge at Geneva
    Geneva, OH
    08/30/2021
    $31,305
    08/30/2021
    Delaware North
    Laundry Worker, Holiday INN
    Laundry Worker, Holiday INN
    West Yellowstone, MT
    08/30/2021
    $31,305
    08/30/2021
    Apex Linen Holdings LLC
    Laundry Worker
    Laundry Worker
    Las Vegas, NV
    08/29/2021
    $26,088
    08/29/2021
    Laundry Worker
    Boerne, TX
    08/29/2021
    $18,783
    08/29/2021
    Washington State
    Dshs YVS Laundry Worker
    Dshs YVS Laundry Worker
    Selah, WA
    08/28/2021
    $30,109
    08/28/2021
    Coast Guard Community Services Command
    Laundry Worker 3962
    Laundry Worker 3962
    Cape May, NJ
    08/27/2021
    $25,044
    08/27/2021
    Remedy Intelligent Staffing
    Laundry Worker
    Laundry Worker
    La Crosse, WI
    08/27/2021
    $35,479
    08/27/2021
    Laundry Worker
    Colorado Springs, CO
    08/24/2021
    $25,712
    08/24/2021
    Manpowergroup
    Laundry Worker
    Laundry Worker
    New York, NY
    08/19/2021
    $33,705
    08/19/2021

    Average Laundry Worker Salary by Demographic

    Laundry Worker Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $21,140
    female-income
    Female Income
    $20,162
    Median Laundry Worker Income by Race
    Asian laundry workers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american laundry workers have the lowest average salary at $20,483.
    $22,000
    $21,000
    $20,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$20,518
    White$20,684
    Black or African American$20,483
    Asian$20,846
    Hispanic or Latino$20,722
    Average Laundry Worker Salary by Education Level
    Laundry workers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $21,190 annually. With a Associate degree, laundry workers earn a median annual income of $20,488 compared to $20,162 for laundry workers with an High School Diploma degree.
    $22,000
    $21,000
    $20,000
    $19,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    No Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$20,162
    No Education$19,790
    Bachelor's Degree$21,190
    Some College/ Associate Degree$20,488