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Custodian Salary

Median pay for Custodians in the United States is around $11.51 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.31 per hour and $17.11. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. Male Custodians who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly more than half get dental coverage, too. Most Custodians report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$14,572 - $46,538
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MEDIAN: $27,336
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$8.31 - $17.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,572 - $46,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.46  
Profit Sharing
$4.83 - $3,052  
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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$17,015 - $39,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 481
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.31 - $17.11  
   
Overtime
$10.20 - $29.04  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.46  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.83 - $3,052  
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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$17,015 - $39,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,353
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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

  • 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.
  • Clean rest room facilities and replenish supplies.
  • Perform general cleaning, light floor care and special event set ups.
  • Collect and remove trash and recyclables.

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Pay by Experience Level for Custodian

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


For many Custodians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $23K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $25K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $28K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $30K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Experience Affects Custodian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 326 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%