Dry Cleaning Worker

Dry Cleaning Worker


Dry cleaners use chemicals and solvents to clean clothes and other items that cannot be washed in the normal way.


  • Take items from customers and give them a collection ticket
  • Sort items according to colour and fabric type and check for damage
  • Tag the articles with bar codes or computer chips for easy identification
  • Treat heavy stains before cleaning by ‘spotting’ with chemicals
  • Weigh items and load them into machines
  • Programme machines to match the fabric and the amount of soiling
  • Add cleaning fluids and chemicals
  • Check, press, fold or hang the items after cleaning


Many dry cleaners are self-employed. Others are employed by dry cleaning shops, at a laundry or in a factory.


Dry cleaners do most of their work indoors.

Working Hours

On average dry cleaners work around 37-40 hours a week although many roles can be part time.


Salary varies but on average starting salary is around £14,000.


You could apply directly for jobs. Employers will often be more interested in your personal qualities like reliability, timekeeping and customer care than qualifications.

Tagged as: [Personal Services – Homes Services and Self-Employment Ideas]

400 400 Cheshire and Warrington