Cleaner Salary

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.

$14,588 - $59,578
$15K
$28K
$60K
MEDIAN: $27,600
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$8.43 - $19.80
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MEDIAN: $10.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$14,588 - $59,578  
   
Bonus
$48.48 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$67.50  
Commission
$600  
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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$17,269 - $43,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.43 - $19.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $4.63  
Overtime
$2.26 - $29.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$48.48 - $5,106  
   
Commission
$600  
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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$17,269 - $43,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 669

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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 go on to become Maids or Housekeepers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Maid or Housekeeper, an upper-level role, pays $23K.

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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

National Average: $23,195

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

Cleaner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cleaner?

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.

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Key Stats for Cleaner

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲9%

▲6%

National Average
$23,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 79%