Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

SIC 721 - Laundry, Cleaning, and Garment Services

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in SIC Industry Group 721 - Laundry, Cleaning, and Garment Services.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

SIC Industry Group 721 - Laundry, Cleaning, and Garment Services is part of: SIC Major Group 72 - Personal Services.

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SIC 721 - Laundry, Cleaning, and Garment Services

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Industry Total top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 Industry Total 429,080 100.00% $8.43 $10.30 $21,410 0.7 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 14,770 3.44% $24.16 $29.18 $60,680 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,090 0.49% $41.37 $43.31 $90,080 3.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 7,310 1.70% $24.32 $29.00 $60,320 2.7 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 150 0.03% $20.80 $22.47 $46,740 4.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 0.03% $28.56 $31.24 $64,990 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,120 0.49% $21.15 $24.01 $49,940 1.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 840 0.20% $16.54 $18.31 $38,080 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 470 0.11% $28.74 $31.80 $66,150 6.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 310 0.07% $22.67 $24.95 $51,900 5.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 310 0.07% $27.24 $29.42 $61,180 2.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 100 0.02% $28.86 $29.72 $61,810 5.5 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,820 0.42% $17.47 $19.71 $40,990 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (6) (6) $15.26 $16.35 $34,010 6.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 0.01% $19.35 $19.74 $41,060 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 230 0.05% $17.16 $19.10 $39,730 6.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 780 0.18% $18.71 $20.20 $42,020 5.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 400 0.09% $21.76 $23.53 $48,940 6.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 160 0.04% $22.14 $25.71 $53,470 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 0.04% $19.31 $21.01 $43,690 14.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 150 0.03% $31.18 $30.47 $63,370 4.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 0.02% $31.44 $31.93 $66,410 4.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 40 0.01% $15.95 $19.12 $39,780 9.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 0.01% $16.09 $19.69 $40,960 11.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 140 0.03% $22.60 $20.74 $43,130 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 0.02% $24.45 $23.77 $49,440 2.6 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 80 0.02% $9.15 $10.57 $21,980 4.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 70 0.02% $9.08 $10.15 $21,120 4.8 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 300 0.07% $8.89 $8.74 $18,170 6.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 170 0.04% $8.29 $8.12 $16,900 13.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,690 5.99% $8.95 $9.80 $20,390 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 1,510 0.35% $15.12 $15.89 $33,040 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (6) (6) $15.04 $16.04 $33,370 11.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,840 5.09% $8.86 $9.45 $19,660 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,520 0.35% $7.78 $7.97 $16,580 3.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 60 0.01% $8.31 $9.33 $19,410 5.5 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (6) (6) $10.12 $10.67 $22,190 6.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (6) (6) $16.54 $17.28 $35,950 6.2 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 75,510 17.60% $7.58 $8.95 $18,610 1.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,430 0.57% $12.81 $14.53 $30,220 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,830 0.43% $13.77 $16.77 $34,880 3.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 14,860 3.46% $7.15 $7.66 $15,920 5.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 45,680 10.65% $7.12 $7.41 $15,410 0.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,590 0.37% $8.58 $10.82 $22,510 8.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (6) (6) $26.62 $27.82 $57,870 10.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 820 0.19% $15.35 $16.52 $34,360 6.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,660 0.39% $8.49 $9.00 $18,720 4.0 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers 190 0.04% $18.88 $18.79 $39,090 6.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 29,630 6.91% $10.17 $11.01 $22,900 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,050 0.48% $16.21 $17.25 $35,890 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 0.04% $10.38 $10.69 $22,240 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 690 0.16% $11.83 $12.10 $25,180 1.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 50 0.01% $12.01 $12.82 $26,670 4.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,940 0.69% $11.62 $12.09 $25,150 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 470 0.11% $12.46 $12.49 $25,990 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 0.01% $12.50 $12.07 $25,120 5.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,250 1.46% $10.44 $10.84 $22,540 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 220 0.05% $9.22 $9.58 $19,920 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 710 0.17% $8.55 $9.29 $19,310 3.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 180 0.04% $14.68 $14.40 $29,940 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 780 0.18% $8.99 $9.25 $19,240 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 0.04% $11.79 $12.25 $25,480 2.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,700 0.40% $8.75 $9.54 $19,840 2.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 890 0.21% $8.61 $9.06 $18,840 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,730 0.87% $8.55 $9.08 $18,900 1.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 170 0.04% $8.21 $10.01 $20,820 12.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,040 0.24% $14.56 $14.78 $30,750 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,860 0.43% $9.98 $10.28 $21,380 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 150 0.03% $11.58 $12.87 $26,770 2.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 480 0.11% $10.16 $10.27 $21,370 1.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 0.01% $9.63 $11.20 $23,300 6.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (6) (6) $8.72 $9.24 $19,230 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,340 1.01% $9.69 $10.00 $20,800 1.8 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 920 0.21% $12.80 $13.47 $28,020 5.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 70 0.02% $13.65 $13.76 $28,620 3.3 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) (6) $13.36 $14.78 $30,740 4.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 30 0.01% $9.85 $10.00 $20,800 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (6) (6) $11.88 $12.58 $26,160 6.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,890 1.84% $13.63 $14.47 $30,090 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 610 0.14% $21.52 $22.05 $45,860 3.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 100 0.02% $16.00 $16.18 $33,650 2.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 460 0.11% $12.51 $12.57 $26,150 3.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 0.03% $17.87 $18.39 $38,250 5.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 5,530 1.29% $13.21 $13.85 $28,820 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 400 0.09% $16.21 $16.36 $34,040 3.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 120 0.03% $6.37 $7.44 $15,460 8.0 %
49-9093 Fabric Menders, Except Garment 50 0.01% $8.64 $10.32 $21,460 12.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 0.04% $12.00 $11.95 $24,850 3.4 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 228,720 53.30% $8.03 $8.80 $18,310 0.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 14,540 3.39% $14.85 $16.40 $34,100 2.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 0.03% $7.99 $7.81 $16,240 2.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 111,690 26.03% $7.84 $8.30 $17,260 0.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 72,820 16.97% $7.84 $8.08 $16,800 1.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 4,710 1.10% $8.13 $8.55 $17,780 1.4 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers (6) (6) $9.54 $9.21 $19,150 5.7 %
51-6042 Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders 50 0.01% $9.99 $10.15 $21,110 5.9 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand 1,500 0.35% $8.57 $8.95 $18,610 2.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 4,430 1.03% $8.46 $9.46 $19,690 5.9 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 300 0.07% $7.20 $7.50 $15,600 5.9 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) (6) $8.27 $8.89 $18,500 5.8 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers (6) (6) $6.80 $6.98 $14,520 5.4 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (6) (6) $7.19 $7.57 $15,750 14.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 0.01% $14.93 $18.75 $38,990 8.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 9,520 2.22% $7.90 $8.53 $17,740 2.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 0.04% $7.99 $8.24 $17,140 3.1 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (6) (6) $8.54 $8.69 $18,080 5.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 1,060 0.25% $7.55 $7.81 $16,240 4.4 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 41,830 9.75% $11.45 $12.42 $25,830 1.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand (6) (6) $18.22 $17.70 $36,820 6.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,460 0.57% $17.51 $17.55 $36,500 2.8 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (6) (6) $14.99 $13.79 $28,680 6.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 19,390 4.52% $14.23 $14.38 $29,920 1.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 270 0.06% $14.12 $15.60 $32,450 7.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 8,340 1.94% $11.19 $11.66 $24,260 1.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 190 0.04% $10.33 $10.98 $22,840 7.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 0.01% $7.81 $7.88 $16,390 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 260 0.06% $7.44 $7.40 $15,380 5.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6,460 1.51% $8.09 $8.34 $17,350 1.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 1,330 0.31% $7.70 $7.95 $16,530 3.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,270 0.53% $7.70 $7.82 $16,260 2.2 %

About 2001 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: December 23, 2002

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