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Custodian Janitor Salary

Median pay for Custodian Janitors in the United States is around $11.00 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.20 per hour and $15.72. Male Custodian Janitors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. Work is enjoyable for Custodian Janitors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,414 - $41,419
(Median)
$14K
$26K
$41K
MEDIAN: $26,239
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$8.20 - $15.72
(Median)
$8
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,414 - $41,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
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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$16,770 - $36,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.20 - $15.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $1.13  
Overtime
$9.93 - $24.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$16,770 - $36,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 480

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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $22K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $24K on average. For Custodian Janitors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $26K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Custodian Janitor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%
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