|Salary||$15,144 - $48,622|
|Bonus||$20.61 - $2,424|
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|$17,884 - $40,184|
|Hourly Rate||$8.76 - $17.67|
|Overtime||$12.89 - $33.95|
|Bonus||$20.61 - $2,424|
|Total Pay (||$17,884 - $40,184|
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.Read More...
Custodians typically work in an indoor setting, although some may have outdoor duties such as shoveling snow, tending to a garden, raking leaves, and mowing grass. They work in a number of environments, which may include schools, churches, office buildings, stores and other businesses. Custodians work alongside other custodians and perform duties for anyone in the business that needs their service. They may work part time or full time, and the hours can range very widely; Some custodians can work as little as 15 hours in a week, and others work over 40 hours. The times at which the custodians work also varies, with some custodians working day shifts and others working night shifts.
There are no educational requirements for custodian positions, although some employers may prefer a high school diploma or equivalent. Since there are no educational requirements, most of the training occurs on the job. A certification is available through the International Sanitary Supply Association.
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Custodian
U.S. Postal Service (USPS), GCA Services Group, Incorporated, Aramark, SSC Service Solutions, and Diversified Maintenance Services are among the top companies that take on many Custodians. Gordon Food Services (GFS) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $38K. Also paying near the top of the field are U.S. Postal Service (USPS) at $31K, Aramark at $21K, and Baptist Church, where Custodians annually earn $20K.
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 company'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
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
Peoria offers some of the highest pay in the country for Custodians, 22 percent above the national average. Custodians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Jackson Custodians earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Memphis and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).
Key Stats for Custodian
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