Drycleaning & laundry services

Industry Group

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Workforce
294k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
44.9
Estimated Job Growth
−5.42%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$33,029
Average Male Salary
$44,644
Average Female Salary
$43,332

About

The top three occupations in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group are Laundry & drycleaning workers, Counter & rental clerks, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, and Other managers. On average, full-time employees in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group work 43.1 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $38,599. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.7 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,550.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group are Orange County (Southeast) PUMA, FL, Hialeah City (South Central) PUMA, FL, and Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Drycleaning & laundry services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group. Laundry & drycleaning workers are the most common position, but the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Drycleaning & laundry services goes to Architectural & engineering managers.

Monthly Employment

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15.8%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 45.5k people employed in the Drycleaning and Laundry Services industry. This represents a 15.8% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

294k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 258k
−2.11%
1 Year Growth
± 6.94%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 294k people employed in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −2.11%, , from 263k people in 2019 to 258k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Drycleaning & laundry services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Laundry & drycleaning workers represent the largest share of positions held in Drycleaning & laundry services at 27.1%, followed by Counter & rental clerks with 8.88% and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers with 8.34%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group, by number of employees, are Laundry & drycleaning workers, Counter & rental clerks, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, and Other managers.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Drycleaning & laundry services employs an unusually high number of Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Laundry & drycleaning workers, and Counter & rental clerks.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Drycleaning & laundry services, by average wage, are Architectural & engineering managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Sales managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$33,029
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,822

On average, employees in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group make $33,029 per year. This number makes Drycleaning & laundry services the 238 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.431
WAGE GINI

Drycleaning & laundry services has a wage GINI of 0.431, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Drycleaning & laundry services (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $44,644 and $43,332. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

147k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±9.39k
111k
MALE WORKFORCE
±8.19k

56.8% of workers in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group are Female, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$44,644
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,438
$43,332
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,484

On average, Male workers in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group make 1.03 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
  2. White
  3. Asian

On average, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races employees in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group earn 1.12 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Drycleaning & laundry services is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Drycleaning & laundry services is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

The Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Drycleaning & laundry services is from Other Services, Except Public Administration.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Drycleaning & laundry services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Drycleaning and laundry services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Drycleaning and laundry services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at −5.42%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (10.8%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Drycleaning and laundry services.
−5.42%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Drycleaning and laundry services. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Drycleaning and laundry services.
10.8%
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10-year Projection

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