Hand Washer

Wash articles like curtains, table linens and lingerie by hand.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Washers do?

Washes articles, such as curtains, table linens, and lingerie by hand: Soaps and rubs articles, and rinses them in chemical solutions and clear water. Extracts excess moisture with hand wringer or tends small extractor [EXTRACTOR OPERATOR]. Hangs articles on racks to dry. May immerse articles in tint or dye solutions to restore color. May operate small machines to wash articles. May wash and card blankets.


Should I be a Hand Washer?

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

  • Also known as: Pan Washer, Hand, Washer, Hand

    How to become a Hand Washer

    Most Hand Washers 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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