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Custodian Janitor Salary

Pay for Custodian Janitors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.87 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.12 per hour and $15.64. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Custodian Janitors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$14,622 - $41,362
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MEDIAN: $25,380
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,622 - $41,362  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $589  
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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$16,704 - $36,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $15.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $0.37  
Overtime
$10.09 - $25.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $589  
   
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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$16,704 - $36,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 596
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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.


Custodian Janitors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $21K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $24K. For Custodian Janitors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $26K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $30K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Experience Affects Custodian Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 28%