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Building Cleaner Salary (United States)

Building Cleaners in the United States pull down an average of $10.26 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.01 per hour on the low end to $15.46 on the high end. Work is enjoyable for Building Cleaners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and nearly one in ten get vision benefits. There are more female Building Cleaners who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Building Cleaner Salary (?
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$13,289 - $56,022
(Median)
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56K
MEDIAN: $29,530
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Building Cleaner Salary (?
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$8.01 - $15.46
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$13,289 - $56,022  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $795  
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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$16,500 - $40,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $15.46  
   
Overtime
$1.41 - $21.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $795  
   
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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$16,500 - $40,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Building Cleaners — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $20K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $22K on average. Building Cleaners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $31K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.
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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
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 75%