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 Saskatchewan at $16.30 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $14.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this profession is in the region of $27,000 – $33,000.

Government labour market data indicates that most job vacancies will be due to job openings 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*12.8514.8716.002017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)12.8515.2020.132017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia11.7515.0019.24 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.50 14.3921.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 11.0015.0017.702016
Halifax – Nova Scotia10.8514.0016.002016
Toronto – Ontario11.6014.6018.972016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario11.6014.5019.602016
Ottawa – Ontario(1)11.6014.5019.602016
Windsor / Sarnia Area – Ontario11.6016.0320.042016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec11.2516.0019.612016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)11.6516.3019.002016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for service support and other service occupations, which includes dry cleaning and laundry occupations, is $17.56. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $609, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $32,000.

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