|Salary||$15,572 - $49,513|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $3,696|
|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).)
|$17,830 - $40,225|
|Hourly Rate||$8.70 - $17.56|
|Overtime||$12.95 - $33.46|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $3,696|
|Total Pay (||$17,830 - $40,225|
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Custodian
U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Aramark, GCA Services Group, Incorporated, SSC Service Solutions, and Diversified Maintenance Services are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Custodians. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Gordon Food Services (GFS) offers the most; Custodians earn $38K on average there. Those in search of high salaries should also consider U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Aramark, and Baptist Church, top-paying firms where Custodians rake in a decent $30K, $21K, or $20K, respectively.
The smallest paychecks in the field are found at GCA Services Group, Incorporated, where the median salary is a mere $17K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Sodexo, Inc. ($18K), Diversified Maintenance Services ($19K), and YMCA ($20K).
Pay by Experience Level for Custodian
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Custodians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $23K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $25K on average. Custodians bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $30K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Custodians in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Custodians will also find cushy salaries in Peoria (+22 percent), New York (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), and Cincinnati (+18 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Jackson Custodians earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (15 percent less) and San Antonio (13 percent less).
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