Custodian Janitor Salary
The average Custodian Janitor in the United States earns approximately $10.97 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, slightly more than half report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. Men account for the majority of Custodian Janitors who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Custodian Janitors. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$14,657 - $53,262|
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|$17,116 - $39,304|
|Hourly Rate||$8.34 - $16.09|
|Overtime||$8.11 - $28.87|
|Total Pay (||$17,116 - $39,304|
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.Read More...
You can work in any number of settings. Many custodian janitors are needed in schools, work offices, warehouses, and plants. Wherever you work, your duties and length of work will depend on the requirements. Most custodian janitor jobs operate early in the day, with coverage lasting the entire day. You are expected to have the building clean by the time most workers come in. Some duties expected in the morning are emptying all trashcans, ensuring the bathrooms clean, and making sure that floors are clean and vacuumed. Throughout the day you are simply expected to maintain cleanliness.
Requirements of this job are usually experiential. Not many places require you to have any particular degree, but a high school diploma or the equivalent is preferred. However, experience is much more important. You will be either working alongside a team of custodian janitors, but many times you will be the sole janitor at any one location at any one time. Being a janitor is not the most glamorous position, but it is vital in any building. For someone who values a good day's work, it can be a perfect job.
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Custodian Janitor
Pay by Experience for a Custodian Janitor has a positive trend. An entry-level Custodian Janitor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 223 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Custodian Janitor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 125 salaries. An experienced Custodian Janitor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 108 salaries. A Custodian Janitor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 47 salaries.
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