Cleaner Salary

For Cleaners, hourly average wages total $10.34 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.06 per hour and $20.03. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one-fourth enjoy medical while nearly one in six get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one in eight. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Cleaners survey participants are largely women, dominating at 66 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,581 - $55,164
(Median)
$16K
$29K
$55K
MEDIAN: $29,333
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50%
90%

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$8.06 - $20.03
(Median)
$8
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$15,581 - $55,164  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $456.15  
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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$16,763 - $43,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $20.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $16.16  
Overtime
$10.29 - $25.39  
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $456.15  
   
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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$16,763 - $43,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 465
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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 sometimes move into a Maid or Housekeeper role, where the salary is similar.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $21K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $25K. Cleaners bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $30K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Cleaners, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 50 percent above the national average. Cleaners will also find cushy salaries in Buffalo (+20 percent), Rochester (+13 percent), Orlando (+2 percent), and Houston (+1 percent). Columbus ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
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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
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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