Cleaners in the United States take home an average $10.70 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and years of experience. Female Cleaners survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in five, and around an eighth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
Cleaners must also keep their eye out for dangerous materials or activities to security or management. While they do not function as security guards, proper reporting can help ensure a safe workplace. A cleaner should not attempt to move anything extremely hazardous; they should, instead, report hazardous material to their supervisor or another designated authority.
A high school diploma or GED is required for a cleaner's position, and experience working as a cleaner is preferred. Cleaners must be diligent, have attention to detail, and be friendly to other employees in the company.
- Empty and clean all waste receptacles and remove waste.
- Sweep or dust mop floors.
- Hand dust and wipe clean all furniture, fixtures, paneling and window sills.
- Clean off all finger marks and smudges from vertical surfaces.
- Vacuum all rugs and carpeted in designated areas.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $22K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $25K. For Cleaners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $27K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $25K by contrast.
Pay Difference by Location
Cleaners will find that Philadelphia offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 79 percent. Cleaners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+47 percent) and Chicago (+29 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Cleveland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Albany (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).
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