Launderer, dry cleaner or presser
- Performs a variety of laundering, dry cleaning and pressing tasks, including beating carpets and shaping starched collars, cuffs and hats.
- Allocates washing machines to customers, ensures correct use of equipment and gives change.
- Sets and operates drying machines and smoothes and shapes washed garments using hand iron or machine press.
- Loads articles into washing and dry cleaning machines or electrically operated drum cleaning machine, operates controls to admit cleaning fluids and starts machine.
- Removes difficult stains using chemicals or steam gun.
- Sorts articles by fabric, colour and type and determines appropriate cleaning process.
- Receives garment or item from customer for cleaning, checks pockets, buttons, zips, etc. and issues receipt.
Typical Education Level
Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 28% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for launderer, dry cleaner or presser is £15,561
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 770. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for launderer, dry cleaner or presser roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £15,561 per year. That is about £1,297 per month or £7.98 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,410, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £23,358
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 770 people are employed in the region.