Cleaner Salary

Median pay for Cleaners in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.34 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.15 per hour and $20.00. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Between a fifth and a fourth enjoy medical while roughly a sixth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in ten. For the most part, Cleaners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Cleaners who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$17,510 - $52,357
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$52K
MEDIAN: $29,449
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$8.15 - $20.00
(Median)
$8
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,510 - $52,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $463.69  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
Commission
$650  
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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$16,975 - $43,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.15 - $20.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $9.19  
Overtime
$9.93 - $25.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $463.69  
   
Commission
$650  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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).
)
$16,975 - $43,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 614
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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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For Cleaners, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Cleaners earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Maid or Housekeeper.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $21K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $25K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $29K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $28K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,592

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

For Cleaners, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 84 percent greater than the national average. Cleaners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+52 percent) and Buffalo (+19 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Columbus and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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