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Custodian Salary

Custodians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.53 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.37 per hour on the lower end to $17.03 on the higher end. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Although a majority have medical coverage and a little more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Custodians. Custodians who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 66 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,752 - $46,649
(Median)
$15K
$28K
$47K
MEDIAN: $27,512
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$8.37 - $17.03
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,752 - $46,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.89  
Profit Sharing
$4.83 - $3,052  
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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$17,167 - $39,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.37 - $17.03  
   
Overtime
$10.45 - $29.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.89  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.83 - $3,052  
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).
)
$17,167 - $39,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,456

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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.


Custodians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $23K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $25K. 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 $29K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Custodian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 341 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
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: 29%