Custodian Salary

Custodians in the United States take home approximately $11.59 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.43 per hour to $17.23. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. Male Custodians are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Custodians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by a little more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,592 - $46,678
(Median)
$16K
$27K
$47K
MEDIAN: $27,272
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$8.43 - $17.23
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$15,592 - $46,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.21  
Profit Sharing
$775  
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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$17,318 - $39,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 650
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.43 - $17.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.14  
Overtime
$11.11 - $30.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.21  
   
Profit Sharing
$775  
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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$17,318 - $39,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,051
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Custodian


U.S. Postal Service (USPS), GCA Services Group, Incorporated, Aramark, SSC Service Solutions, and ABM Janitorial are all popular places to work. Those at Gordon Food Services (GFS) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $34K.

GCA Services Group, Incorporated lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary just about half of the top paying company's median ($18K).

Pay by Experience Level for Custodian

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


Custodians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $23K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $25K. On average, Custodians make $28K following one to two decades on the job. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,838

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

For Custodians, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Custodians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), Cleveland (+21 percent), and Minneapolis (+16 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Dallas and Orlando (11 percent lower).

Custodian Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Custodian Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 395 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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