Building Cleaner Salary

Median pay for Building Cleaners in the United States is around $10.21 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.04 per hour on the lower end to $17.48 on the higher end. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Cleaners. Between a fifth and a fourth have medical and dental plans, and nearly one in eight have vision insurance. More than half of Building Cleaners (66 percent) survey participants are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,546 - $57,171
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$57K
MEDIAN: $29,780
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$8.04 - $17.48
(Median)
$8
$10
$17
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$14,546 - $57,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $824  
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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$16,699 - $40,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $17.48  
   
Overtime
$1.39 - $21.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $824  
   
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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$16,699 - $40,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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.


Building Cleaners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $21K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $21K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Building Cleaners who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Building Cleaner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

National Average
$22,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
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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