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Cleaner Salary

The average Cleaner in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.35 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.03 per hour and $20.21. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Cleaners report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Cleaners are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (69 percent) are women. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly a fourth, and just under one in five earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$14,597 - $50,335
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MEDIAN: $28,500
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$8.03 - $20.21
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,597 - $50,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.44  
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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$16,661 - $43,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $20.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $16.44  
Overtime
$10.42 - $25.09  
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 - $492.44  
   
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).
)
$16,661 - $43,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 334
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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 always see an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Maid or Housekeeper offer money in line with Cleaners.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $21K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $25K. For Cleaners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $29K.

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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

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 55 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 25% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 74%