Custodian Salary

Pay for Custodians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.60 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.35 per hour and $17.13. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. More than half of Custodians (66 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Custodians is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,861 - $46,140

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$8.35 - $17.13

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,861 - $46,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.94  
Profit Sharing
$2.50 - $6,500  
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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$17,163 - $39,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 549
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $17.13  
   
Overtime
$10.58 - $29.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.94  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.50 - $6,500  
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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$17,163 - $39,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,628
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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 Custodians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $23K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $25K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $28K in this role. Custodians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $29K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Custodians, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Custodians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent), Peoria (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Minneapolis (+16 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (13 percent less) and Philadelphia (10 percent less).

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Experience Affects Custodian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
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National Average
$25,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 351 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%
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