Custodian Janitor Salary

Custodian Janitors in the United States pull down an average of $10.92 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.21 per hour and $15.55. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Custodian Janitors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and roughly one-half have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$14,521 - $41,249
(Median)
$15K
$27K
$41K
MEDIAN: $26,801
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$8.21 - $15.55
(Median)
$8
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,521 - $41,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
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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$16,821 - $36,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $15.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $1.31  
Overtime
$4.61 - $24.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
   
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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$16,821 - $36,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 426
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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.


For many Custodian Janitors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $22K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $24K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Custodian Janitors make a median salary of $26K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Custodian Janitor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $30K on average.

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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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