Building Cleaners in the United States take home approximately $10.33 per hour on average. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Women Building Cleaners who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. One-fourth receive medical and dental insurance and one-fifth get vision plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,164 - $53,853
(Median)
$12K
$21K
$54K
MEDIAN: $20,511
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90%

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$7.99 - $19.70
(Median)
$8
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$12,164 - $53,853  
   
Bonus
$1,400  
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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$16,437 - $42,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.99 - $19.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.89  
Overtime
$9.79 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,400  
   
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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$16,437 - $42,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $21K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $25K. Building Cleaners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $26K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $20K.

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Experience Affects Building Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 70%
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