Cleaner Salary

Cleaners in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.37 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.06 per hour and $20.00. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to close to one-fourth, and around one in six earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Cleaners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Cleaners survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$17,754 - $52,072
(Median)
$18K
$30K
$52K
MEDIAN: $29,736
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$8.06 - $20.00
(Median)
$8
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,754 - $52,072  
   
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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$16,826 - $42,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $20.00  
   
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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$16,826 - $42,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 471
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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Maid or Housekeeper. Maids or Housekeepers on average make about as much as Cleaners do.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $21K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $25K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Cleaners, New York provides a pay rate that is 49 percent greater than the national average. Cleaners will also find cushy salaries in Buffalo (+19 percent) and Rochester (+12 percent). Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
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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