Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations Salary Canada

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Average Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupation’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6741.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: dry cleaner, laundry worker, leather or suede sprayer and drapery cleaner.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar, Saskatchewan at $16.69 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Toronto, Ontario at $14.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this profession is in the region of $25,000 – $33,000.

Government labour market data indicates that most job vacancies will be due to retirements for the near future. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Dry Cleaning and Laundry Occupations in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*12.8515.0018.702015
Edmonton – Alberta*13.3815.5019.442015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia11.0016.5820.19 2014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.00 14.1718.00 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 10.6516.0017.582014
Halifax – Nova Scotia10.7514.3517.002014
Toronto – Ontario11.2514.0019.002014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario11.2515.0020.042014
Ottawa – Ontario(1)11.2515.0020.042014
Windsor / Sarnia Area – Ontario(1)11.2515.0020.042014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec10.7514.5019.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan11.5016.6920.192014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Loading and unloading dry cleaning or washing machines
›› Inspecting items for stains, and spot-clean as required
›› Using a hand-held steam iron or other steam press machinery
›› Labelling and sorting items to be cleaned
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for service support and other service occupations, which includes dry cleaning and laundry occupations, is $15.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $560, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $29,000.

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