For Custodians, hourly average wages total $11.79 per hour. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and half get dental coverage, too. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Custodians are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Custodians. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$15,572 - $49,513
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MEDIAN: $26,687
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$8.70 - $17.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,572 - $49,513  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $3,696  
Profit Sharing
$340.00  
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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$17,830 - $40,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $17.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$12.95 - $33.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $3,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$340.00  
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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$17,830 - $40,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,999

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Job Description for Custodian

Custodians are responsible for keeping buildings clean by picking up trash, sweeping, and mopping, as well as cleaning bathrooms and ensuring they are fully stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, and soap. Custodians also complete a number of other functions, such as cleaning windows, vacuuming, dusting, and emptying trash.

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Custodian Tasks

  • Perform general cleaning, light floor care and special event set ups.
  • Collect and remove trash and recyclables.
  • Clean rest room facilities and replenish supplies.
  • Clean assigned areas including furniture, telephones, fixtures, walls, windows, window sills, blinds and vents.
  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum all area floors, rest rooms and break areas.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Custodian


U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Aramark, GCA Services Group, Incorporated, SSC Service Solutions, and Diversified Maintenance Services are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Custodians. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Gordon Food Services (GFS) offers the most; Custodians earn $38K on average there. Those in search of high salaries should also consider U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Aramark, and Baptist Church, top-paying firms where Custodians rake in a decent $30K, $21K, or $20K, respectively.

The smallest paychecks in the field are found at GCA Services Group, Incorporated, where the median salary is a mere $17K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Sodexo, Inc. ($18K), Diversified Maintenance Services ($19K), and YMCA ($20K).

Pay by Experience Level for Custodian

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


Custodians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $23K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $25K on average. Custodians bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $30K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,002

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Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Custodians in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Custodians will also find cushy salaries in Peoria (+22 percent), New York (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), and Cincinnati (+18 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Jackson Custodians earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (15 percent less) and San Antonio (13 percent less).

Custodian Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Custodian?

Custodian in Wilson:
"Love it."
Pros: Being around the kids helping staff to have a better day! Making school easier for everyone who attends!
Cons: Timing ! Having to be there so early I have my oldest who will be attending high school and my two younger kids need to get to their school at different times so I need a job that will allow that!

Custodian in Healdsburg:
"Good experience."
Pros: My job allows for work in many fields involving chemicals, building repairs and maintenance. Even when the school hires professionals I get to work with them to gain basic knowledge in trouble shooting and repairing. I enjoy being able to prioritize my work as well as job orders that are requested on top of my daily duties and having the intimate knowledge of the schools workings and how to increase efficiency to make others work enjoyable.
Cons: Management and supervisors are unprofessional and have limited knowledge of the needs of the school and the hours it takes to perform jobs. Quality isnt important.

Key Stats for Custodian

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 309 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Custodian Salaries

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National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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