Janitor Salary

Earnings for Janitors in the United States come in at around $10.04 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $7.97 per hour to $15.00. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by tenure and the particular employer. The majority of Janitors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Janitors (68 percent) who took the survey are men. The greater part of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, two in five report medical coverage and just under one in three claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$14,012 - $38,476
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$38K
MEDIAN: $23,971
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$7.97 - $15.00
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,012 - $38,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $480.82  
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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$16,470 - $32,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $15.00  
   
Overtime
$-0.47 - $22.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $480.82  
   
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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$16,470 - $32,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 904

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Job Description for Janitor

Janitors perform routine cleaning and maintenance work to maintain optimal appearance in their workplace. The specific demands of the position can vary widely depending on the building to which the janitor is assigned. Common duties include cleaning floors through a combination of mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming, waste removal, window cleaning, restroom maintenance, equipment cleaning, landscape maintenance, and minor repairs on simple equipment.

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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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Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $18K to just $27K — but ABM Janitorial offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $21K.

Pay by Experience Level for Janitor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $20K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $22K. Janitors bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Janitor Reviews

What is it like working as a Janitor?

Janitor in Bakersfield:
"Fine."
Pros: It takes place at night I don't have to deal with people.
Cons: The pay and the amount of time I have to do the job in.

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Experience Affects Janitor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 57%