Custodian Janitor Salary

An average Custodian Janitor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.92 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.22 per hour and $15.56. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by one-half. The majority of Custodian Janitors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Custodian Janitors survey respondents are men (71 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,489 - $42,266

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$8.22 - $15.56

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,489 - $42,266  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $504  
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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$16,829 - $36,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $15.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $1.31  
Overtime
$3.13 - $25.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $504  
   
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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$16,829 - $36,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 415
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Job Description for Custodian Janitor

A janitor is an often underappreciated but crucial role in almost any environment. Your role is to maintain a clean working environment, provide supplies that are needed, and ensure the operation of many of the inner workings of a building. He or she is responsible for both daily cleaning of hallways, rooms, bathrooms, and many other areas, in addition to handling any accidents that may occur throughout the day.

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Custodian Janitor 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 Janitor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Custodian Janitors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $22K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $24K. Custodian Janitors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $26K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $30K.

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Experience Affects Custodian Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 31%
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