Cleaner Salary

Cleaners in the United States take home an average $11.00 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Nearly one in five enjoy medical while nearly one in seven get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in ten. Female Cleaners survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. Most Cleaners report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$14,717 - $60,521
$15K
$29K
$61K
MEDIAN: $28,650
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$8.60 - $19.91
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$11
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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$0$60K
Salary $14,717 - $60,521
Bonus $49.13 - $6,090
Profit Sharing $67.50
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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$17,688 - $45,034
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $8.60 - $19.91
Hourly Tips $0.08 - $4.28
Overtime $4.00 - $29.91
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $49.13 - $6,090
Profit Sharing $67.50
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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$17,688 - $45,034
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 723

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Cleaner


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Cleaners who transition into an upper level Maid or Housekeeper position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Maid or Housekeeper makes $23K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Cleaner


Cleaners flock to Self-Employed for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $32K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

Pay by Experience for a Cleaner has a positive trend. An entry-level Cleaner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 515 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cleaner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Cleaner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 151 salaries. A Cleaner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 75 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,875

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

For those looking to make money, Cleaners in Philadelphia enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 74 percent above the national average. Cleaners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+38 percent), Chicago (+31 percent), Oklahoma City (+24 percent), and Buffalo (+9 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Cleveland Cleaners earning much less — 20 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Orlando (15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Cleaner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cleaner?

Cleaner in Denver:
"The J-O-B."
Pros: Easy and short hours.
Cons: Not getting Paid for Drive Time to drive employees to work in company car.

Cleaner in Moorestown:
Pros:
Cons: Lack of communication. There is a lack of organization. The supervisors do not help in many situations. Supervisors do not speak to employees in a business matter. Supervisors are not knowledgeable of work procedures or contact information of corporate. If they are they do not explain to their employees.

Cleaner in Washington:
"Cleaning vans, bio hazard cleaning."
Pros: Working nights and the people around me are really nice.
Cons: No night differential pay.

Cleaner in mps:
"It was an experience."
Pros: Cleaning the schools and getting to know the teachers and the students. And working with some awesome people.
Cons: I did not like the fact that u had to stick a metal key into the light socket to turn off the lights or the bad attitudes of my cousin workers.

Cleaner in Hazlehurst:
"Want to know."
Pros: I like to clean.
Cons: Getting others to help.

Cleaner in Pilani:
"I am working in a place and I am satisfied."
Pros: Cleaner.
Cons: No.

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Key Stats for Cleaner

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$24,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 78%
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