Cleaner Salary

Cleaners in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.34 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.06 per hour and $19.97. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Around one in four enjoy medical while roughly a sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one in eight. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Cleaners are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,830 - $51,404

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$8.06 - $19.97

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,830 - $51,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.32  
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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$16,823 - $42,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $19.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $16.16  
Overtime
$10.34 - $25.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.32  
   
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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$16,823 - $42,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 483
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Cleaner


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As Cleaners transition into upper-level roles like Maids or Housekeepers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Maids or Housekeepers earn the same amount as Cleaners on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $21K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $25K on average. Cleaners claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Cleaners, New York provides a pay rate that is 49 percent greater than the national average. Cleaners will also find cushy salaries in Buffalo (+19 percent) and Rochester (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Columbus, 7 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 75%
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