|Salary||$15,505 - $49,461|
|Bonus||$48.94 - $2,068|
|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).)
|$18,006 - $40,389|
|Hourly Rate||$8.80 - $17.65|
|Overtime||$13.22 - $33.92|
|Bonus||$48.94 - $2,068|
|Total Pay (||$18,006 - $40,389|
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. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- 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
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).
Key Stats for Custodian
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