The average pay for a Janitor is $10.01 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Janitor Total Pay (?
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$12,209 - $37,766
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MEDIAN: $24,144
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Janitor Total Pay (?
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$7.87 - $15.00
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$12,209 - $37,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $485.53  
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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$16,207 - $32,764  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 641
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $15.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $485.53  
   
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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$16,207 - $32,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 641
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Janitor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Minneapolis
up arrow 53%
New York
up arrow 42%
Las Vegas
up arrow 40%
Chicago
up arrow 31%
Los Angeles
up arrow 18%
St. Louis
up arrow 4%
Spokane
up arrow 1%
National Average
$21,000
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 21%
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Experience Affects Janitor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$21,000
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Gender
Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 57%
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