Building Cleaner Salary

Earnings for Building Cleaners in the United States come in at around $10.29 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $7.98 per hour and $19.37. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to approximately one in five, and roughly one in eight earn vision coverage. The majority of Building Cleaners (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Most Building Cleaners like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$14,545 - $56,778
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$57K
MEDIAN: $29,590
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90%

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$7.98 - $19.37
(Median)
$8
$10
$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 (?
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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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. 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
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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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