Median pay for Cleaners in the United States is around $10.68 per hour. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Cleaners. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in five, and around an eighth earn dental coverage. The majority of Cleaners (68 percent) who took the survey are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$14,588 - $59,578|
|Bonus||$48.48 - $5,106|
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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).)
|$17,269 - $43,750|
|Hourly Rate||$8.43 - $19.80|
|Hourly Tips||$0.11 - $4.63|
|Overtime||$2.26 - $29.74|
|Bonus||$48.48 - $5,106|
|Total Pay (||$17,269 - $43,750|
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Cleaner
Those at Self-Employed can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $32K.
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
With a pay rate for Cleaners that is 79 percent greater than the national average, Philadelphia offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Cleaners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+42 percent), Chicago (+35 percent), Oklahoma City (+27 percent), and Buffalo (+12 percent). Cleveland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (13 percent less) and Orlando (10 percent less).
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