Dry Cleaner Helper

Assist Dry Cleaner to dry-clean or wet-clean garments and other articles.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dry Cleaner Helpers do?

Assists DRY CLEANER to dryclean or wet-clean garments, drapes, and other articles: Starts drycleaning machines and adds filter powder and activated carbon to prepare machines for work. Loads and unloads drycleaning and washing machines, extractor, and tumbler. Moves articles to and from machines, using handtruck. Scrubs articles, such as shirts and raincoats which require more vigorous action than obtained from wet-cleaning machines, using brushes and soap solution. Cleans filter on drycleaning machines. Sorts and distributes cleaned garments to pressers. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Dry Cleaner Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cleaner Helper, Dry-Room Helper

    How to become a Dry Cleaner Helper

    Most Dry Cleaner Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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