Building Cleaner Salary

An average Building Cleaner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.29 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.98 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.37 on the higher side. Female Building Cleaners survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to approximately one in five, and around an eighth earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$14,545 - $56,778
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$57K
MEDIAN: $29,590
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$7.98 - $19.37
(Median)
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$19
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$14,545 - $56,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $789  
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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$16,558 - $41,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $19.37  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $23.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $789  
   
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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$16,558 - $41,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $21K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $23K. Building Cleaners see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $23K.

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Experience Affects Building Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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