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Cleaner Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Cleaners comes from commissions — close to nine-tenths on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $23K. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.03 per hour and $20.11. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in four enjoy medical while approximately one-sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-eighth. Women account for the majority of Cleaners who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$15,698 - $54,805
(Median)
$16K
$29K
$55K
MEDIAN: $29,462
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90%

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$8.03 - $20.11
(Median)
$8
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

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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
$15,698 - $54,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $485.81  
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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$16,710 - $43,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $20.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $16.16  
Overtime
$10.24 - $25.49  
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $485.81  
   
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).
)
$16,710 - $43,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 429

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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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Cleaners tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Maid or Housekeeper. The two jobs pay about the same 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 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 $25K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Cleaners report making only $29K on average.

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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 75%
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