Cleaners in the United States take home an average $10.70 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and years of experience. Female Cleaners survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in five, and around an eighth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,407 - $59,509
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MEDIAN: $28,490
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$8.50 - $19.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,407 - $59,509  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $5,545  
Profit Sharing
$80.00  
Commission
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$17,474 - $44,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $19.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $6.12  
Overtime
$4.30 - $28.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$50.00 - $5,545  
   
Commission
$600  
Profit Sharing
$80.00  
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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$17,474 - $44,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 688

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Job Description for Cleaner

Cleaners are responsible for keeping their place of employment looking presentable for fellow employees and other visitors. They clean and maintain floors with sweeping, mopping, and buffing; they also clean walls, windows, and doors. Cleaners dispose of trash, vacuum floors, and clean spills.

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Cleaner Tasks

  • Empty and clean all waste receptacles and remove waste.
  • Sweep or dust mop floors.
  • Hand dust and wipe clean all furniture, fixtures, paneling and window sills.
  • Clean off all finger marks and smudges from vertical surfaces.
  • Vacuum all rugs and carpeted in designated areas.

Common Career Paths for Cleaner


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Cleaners who go on to become Maids or Housekeepers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Maid or Housekeeper, an upper-level role, pays $23K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $22K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $25K. For Cleaners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $27K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $25K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,189

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Cleaners will find that Philadelphia offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 79 percent. Cleaners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+47 percent) and Chicago (+29 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Albany (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Cleaner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cleaner?

Cleaner in mps:
"It was an experience."
Pros: Cleaning the schools and getting to know the teachers and the students. And working with some awesome people.
Cons: I did not like the fact that u had to stick a metal key into the light socket to turn off the lights or the bad attitudes of my cousin workers.

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Key Stats for Cleaner

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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