Salary for Janitors and Cleaners (not including Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners)

Also known as:  Building Custodian, Cleaning and Maintenance Worker, Custodial Worker, Custodian, Floor Cleaner, Heavy Duty Custodian, Industrial Plant Custodian, Janitor, Office Cleaner, School Custodian

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Janitors and cleaners not working as maids or housekeeping cleaners are charged with the responsibility of maintaining a building's cleanliness and orderly condition by performing a variety of service and cleaning tasks. These responsibilities may include sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and polishing floors. Additionally, they monitor building safety by locking doors, checking window latches and arming security systems if necessary. They gather and empty trash and make sure cleaning supplies are well stocked. These individuals have an extensive knowledge of heating and cooling units as they are often required to check and maintain furnace and air conditioning systems. A high school diploma is required for employment in this field.

A Janitor or Cleaner usually receives an average compensation ranging from 16000 - 24000 based on level of experience. Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners usually receive an average wage of Twenty Three Thousand One Hundred dollars per annum.

Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners can expect the highest salaries in Alaska, where they can get job pay of close to about $30320. People working these jobs obtain the highest pay in Utilities, where they can earn average pay scales of $39520.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.69 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Janitors and Cleaners (not including Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners) tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $39,520
Utilities $30,300
Public Administration $29,040
Educational Services $28,250
Information $27,130
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $25,710
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $21,320
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $21,540
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $22,010
Other Services (except Public Administration) $22,200
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $22,360
Accommodation and Food Services $22,820
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