Custodian Janitor Salary

The average Custodian Janitor in the United States earns approximately $10.99 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.22 per hour and $15.68. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Custodian Janitors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,439 - $41,853
(Median)
$14K
$26K
$42K
MEDIAN: $26,112
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$8.22 - $15.68
(Median)
$8
$11
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,439 - $41,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
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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$16,787 - $36,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $15.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $0.87  
Overtime
$9.79 - $24.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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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$16,787 - $36,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 507

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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 Custodian Janitors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $22K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $24K. Custodian Janitors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 1%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 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: 37% employee benefits None: 30%