Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

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Will "Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's quite likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 70% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 71% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $10.34 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 394 out of 706

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Job description

Operate or tend washing or dry-cleaning machines to wash or dry-clean industrial or household articles, such as cloth garments, suede, leather, furs, blankets, draperies, linens, rugs, and carpets. Includes spotters and dyers of these articles.

SOC Code: 51-6011

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Janko (Small chance) says
well, before the process of cleaning, the garments are inspected for damages, stains (by sight, touch, smell), composition (materials).

Then, pre-spotting is done, sorting (which cleaning process should be taken), cleaning.

Also ironing - some fine touch skills of the operators are needed.

I can only see robots in large laundries, where the garments are pre-defined, large quantities of same model and material (like in hospital or hotel)
Oct 20, 2019 at 10:33 PM

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