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 Calgary – Alberta at $16.54 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $11.55 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this profession is in the region of $25,000 – $35,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 15.00 16.54 20.40 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 15.00 16.00 18.00 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 13.85 14.00 17.50 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.65 12.00 17.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 11.50 12.00 17.50 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.55 11.55 14.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 14.00 25.00 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.00 14.00 23.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 14.00 20.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia Area – Ontario 14.00 14.00 23.75 2018
Prince Edward Island 12.25 12.25 13.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 12.50 12.80 18.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 11.32 15.00 22.10 2018

Methodology*

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for service support and other service occupations, which includes dry cleaning and laundry occupations, is $19.11. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $690, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $36,000.

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