Custodian Salary

Average Custodians in the United States make around $11.78 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and experience level. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Custodians. Male Custodians who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$15,362 - $49,243
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$26K
$49K
MEDIAN: $26,264
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$8.71 - $17.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,362 - $49,243  
   
Bonus
$20.43 - $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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$17,813 - $39,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 514
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $17.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$12.81 - $33.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$20.43 - $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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$17,813 - $39,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,956
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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


Known for taking on a considerable number of Custodians, U.S. Postal Service (USPS), GCA Services Group, Incorporated, Aramark, SSC Service Solutions, and Diversified Maintenance Services are leading firms in the industry. Gordon Food Services (GFS) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $38K. Other leaders in compensation levels are U.S. Postal Service (USPS) at $31K, Aramark at $21K, and Baptist Church, where Custodians annually earn $20K.

Earnings fall especially short at GCA Services Group, Incorporated, where the median salary of $17K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Workers at Diversified Maintenance Services, Sodexo, Inc., and ABM Janitorial also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $19K, $19K, and $20K respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Custodian

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


For Custodians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $23K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $25K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $28K. Custodians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $30K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,960

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

Custodians will find that Peoria offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Custodians will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Custodian's salary, with Jackson Custodians earning salaries that are 27 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Memphis and Orlando (17 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 320 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Custodian Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$25,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 320 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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