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Building Cleaner Salary

Earnings for Building Cleaners in the United States come in at around $10.27 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $8.05 per hour on the low end to $16.49 on the high end. Female Building Cleaners are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. For the most part, Building Cleaners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly more than a fifth have medical and dental plans, and around an eighth have vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,093 - $56,778
(Median)
$14K
$30K
$57K
MEDIAN: $29,530
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90%

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$8.05 - $16.49
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$14,093 - $56,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $805  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,661 - $39,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.05 - $16.49  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $21.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $805  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$16,661 - $39,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Building Cleaner

Building cleaners generally work for custodial/maintenance crews in office building, banks, and similar environments. They report to a building or maintenance supervisor and perform general cleaning duties, either at the end of the day or early in the morning, in order to help keep the workplace presentable and visually-appealing.

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Building Cleaner Tasks

  • Mix and utilize carpet cleaning chemicals.
  • Operate and maintain industrial carpet cleaner.
  • Report all safety hazards, broken and malfunctioning equipment.
  • Clean carpets and upholstery.
  • Operate, maintain and use proper storage of carpet equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Building Cleaner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $21K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $22K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Building Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

National Average
$22,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 75%
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