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Building Cleaner Salary

Average Building Cleaners in the United States make around $10.34 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.07 per hour and $17.62. Nearly one in four enjoy medical while just under one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-tenth. Most Building Cleaners report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Building Cleaners (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,840 - $56,778
(Median)
$14K
$30K
$57K
MEDIAN: $29,530
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90%

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$8.07 - $17.62
(Median)
$8
$10
$18
MEDIAN: $10
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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
$13,840 - $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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$16,638 - $40,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $17.62  
   
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).
)
$16,638 - $40,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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 bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Building Cleaners who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $30K.

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Experience Affects Building Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 74%