Custodian Janitor Salary

Average Custodian Janitors in the United States make around $10.71 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.24 per hour on the low end to $16.05 on the high end. The majority of Custodian Janitors (67 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of Custodian Janitors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in three lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and about one-half have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$14,544 - $42,198
(Median)
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$27K
$42K
MEDIAN: $26,886
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$8.24 - $16.05
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,544 - $42,198  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.32  
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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$16,867 - $36,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $16.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24  
Overtime
$1.57 - $25.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.32  
   
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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$16,867 - $36,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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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 $21K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $25K. Custodian Janitors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $25K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $30K.

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Experience Affects Custodian Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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