Cleaner Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Cleaners — around nine in ten, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $23K. Compensation ranges between $8.02 per hour and $20.20. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Cleaners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Cleaners are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one-fourth, and just under a fifth earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$15,161 - $56,162
(Median)
$15K
$29K
$56K
MEDIAN: $29,188
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$8.02 - $20.20
(Median)
$8
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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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
$15,161 - $56,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
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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$16,683 - $43,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.02 - $20.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $16.31  
Overtime
$10.60 - $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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
   
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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$16,683 - $43,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 403

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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $21K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $25K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. For some reason, Cleaners with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $30K.

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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 74%