Custodian Janitor Salary

An average Custodian Janitor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.92 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by approximately one-half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. More than half of Custodian Janitors (63 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$14,441 - $54,738
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MEDIAN: $26,887
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$8.30 - $16.30
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MEDIAN: $10.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$14,441 - $54,738  
   
Bonus
$500  
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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$17,064 - $38,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $16.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.68  
Overtime
$7.95 - $28.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$17,064 - $38,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 342

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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

  • 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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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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $22K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $24K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $25K. 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 $29K on average.

Key Stats for Custodian Janitor

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Custodian Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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