Cleaner Salary

Median pay for Cleaners in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.34 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.15 per hour and $20.00. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Cleaners (69 percent) who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to between a fifth and a fourth, and approximately one in six earn dental coverage. For the most part, Cleaners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,510 - $52,357
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$52K
MEDIAN: $29,449
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90%

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$8.15 - $20.00
(Median)
$8
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,510 - $52,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $463.69  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
Commission
$650  
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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$16,975 - $43,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.15 - $20.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $9.19  
Overtime
$9.93 - $25.69  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $463.69  
   
Commission
$650  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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).
)
$16,975 - $43,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 614
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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.

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Cleaners' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Maid or Housekeeper. Median pay for Maids or Housekeepers is $23K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $25K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $21K. Cleaners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $29K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $28K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,592

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

Home to some of the best pay for Cleaners, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 84 percent above the national average. Cleaners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+52 percent) and Buffalo (+19 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Columbus and 6 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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