Pay for Cleaners in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.71 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in five, and about an eighth earn dental coverage. Most Cleaners like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Cleaners (68 percent) who took the survey are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$16,605 - $58,262
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$17K
$28K
$58K
MEDIAN: $28,394
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$8.55 - $19.89
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$16,605 - $58,262  
   
Bonus
$49.49 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$140.00  
Commission
$1,200  
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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$17,651 - $43,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $19.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $6.21  
Overtime
$5.21 - $29.65  
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
$49.49 - $4,932  
   
Commission
$1,200  
Profit Sharing
$140.00  
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).
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$17,651 - $43,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 660
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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 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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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $22K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $25K. Cleaners bring in $27K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $25K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,123

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

With a pay rate for Cleaners that is 54 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Cleaners will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+49 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Cleveland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Rochester (11 percent lower) and Indianapolis (10 percent lower).

Cleaner Reviews

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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Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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