Custodian Salary

Average Custodians in the United States make around $11.84 per hour. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and experience level are driving factors as well. Although more than half have medical coverage and about one-half have dental coverage, approximately one-third claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Custodians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Custodians who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,505 - $49,461
$16K
$26K
$49K
MEDIAN: $25,797
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$8.80 - $17.65
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$0$49K
Salary $15,505 - $49,461
Bonus $48.94 - $2,068
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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$18,006 - $40,389
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 562
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $8.80 - $17.65
Hourly Tips $3.13
Overtime $13.22 - $33.92
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $48.94 - $2,068
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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$18,006 - $40,389
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,130

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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.

Custodian Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Custodian


Many Custodians can be found at U.S. Postal Service (USPS), GCA Services Group, Incorporated, Aramark, SSC Service Solutions, and Diversified Maintenance Services, firms that are at the top of the field. Custodians flock to Gordon Food Services (GFS) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $38K lead the pack in compensation. U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Aramark, and Baptist Church also offer top salaries for Custodians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $31K, $21K, and $20K, respectively.

With a reported median salary of only $17K, GCA Services Group, Incorporated easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Diversified Maintenance Services, Sodexo, Inc. and ABM Janitorial are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $19K, $19K, and $20K.

Pay by Experience Level for Custodian

Pay by Experience for a Custodian has a positive trend. An entry-level Custodian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 1,356 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Custodian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 705 salaries. An experienced Custodian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 634 salaries. A Custodian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 262 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,019

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

With a pay rate for Custodians that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Peoria offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Custodians will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). Custodians in Jackson take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 27 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Memphis (17 percent lower) and Orlando (15 percent lower).

Custodian Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Custodian?

Custodian in Hendersonville:
"STRESS LEVEL ,MANAGEMENT 1ST SHIFT ,CAN NOT PROFORM."
Pros: I am mostly working by myself ,and holiday pay, plus one weeks paid vacation. When something like tools or machines break down there is a problem with supervision that is to take care, which complains.
Cons: Too many task in one day.I get the basic done.1st shift complains then about things they can finish off with out complaint. Spring and summer can get humid in that season! Pay raise needs to be every 6month to a year!

Custodian in West Branch:
"General cleaning of classrooms and bathrooms and others."
Pros: Working by myself for the most part.
Cons: No benefits to speak of. Low pay wage.

Custodian in Glencoe:
"Fairly decent job."
Pros: Easy work for the job you do.
Cons: Hours, co workers management, and pay.

Custodian in Vanderhoof:
"Interesting."
Pros: Able to clean things up working at my own pace.
Cons: Cleaning the dirty gross toilets at times.

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 Waukesha:
Pros: Independent work steady hours consistency.
Cons: Bad management stressful environment.

Custodian in Pearsall:
Pros: The hours cause I get to spend time with my kids on the weekends.
Cons: The people that I work with, they don't want to work .or do there job.

Key Stats for Custodian

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 397 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Custodian Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$25,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 397 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 32%
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