A Custodian earns an average wage of $11.75 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$15,325 - $48,586
(Median)
$15K
$26K
$49K
MEDIAN: $26,264
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$8.67 - $17.28
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,325 - $48,586  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $3,981  
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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$17,765 - $39,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 509
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $17.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$13.09 - $32.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $3,981  
   
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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$17,765 - $39,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,914
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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,915

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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 298 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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