The median hourly wage of laundry and dry-cleaning workers was $9.40 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $7.71, and the top 10 percent earned more than $14.07.
Most workers are employed full time. However, about 23 percent work part time. Workers may need to begin work early in the day to have customers’ cleaning done on time.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition