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19 Dry Cleaning Industry Statistics and Trends

Dry Cleaning Industry Statistics

The dry cleaning industry operates on the washing and drying of industrial and household items from draperies, carpets, rugs, garments, and more. This industry is very fragmented with approximately 30,000 companies in the nation supplying dry cleaning services and see an annual combined revenue of $20 billion. 85% of these stores are small mom and pop establishments. The average firm employs 5 people and generates an average of $200,000 in sales. According the United States Department of Labor, the current state of the industry is outlined below.

Employment and Wages

1. Employment: 198,750
2. Average hourly wage: $10.35 (low $7.95/high $14.25)
3. Average annual salary: $21,540 (low $16,540/high $29,640)

Industries with Highest Levels of Employment

A listing of the top 5 industries with the highest levels of employment for dry cleaning services are listed below.

1. Drycleaning and Laundry Services
2. Nursing Care Facilities
3. Traveler Accommodation
4. General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
5. Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly

Environmental Friendly Dry Cleaning

An insiders look into one New York dry cleaner that employ C02 technology to dry clean. This technologies ensures their process is both safe for the environment and safe for the client.

Top Paying Industries for Services

1. Federal Executive Branch
2. Offices of Dentists
3. Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
4. State Government
5. Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Top 5 States for Employment

1. California
2. Texas
3. Florida
4. New Yok
5. Illinois

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