Janitor Salary

Janitors in the United States take home an average $10.08 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.03 per hour and $14.96. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but tenure and the individual firm are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although the larger part lack health benefits of any kind, around two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than a third get dental coverage, too. There are more male Janitors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,845 - $41,056
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$41K
MEDIAN: $23,712
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$8.03 - $14.96
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,845 - $41,056  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$16,542 - $32,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $14.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.28  
Overtime
$1.66 - $23.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$16,542 - $32,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,347
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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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For Janitors, comfortable salaries can be found at GCA Services Group, Incorporated; in fact, median earnings sit around $22K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Janitor

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


For Janitors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $21K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $22K. On average, Janitors make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Janitors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,331

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Janitors in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Janitors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Vancouver (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte. Employers in Cleveland and Jacksonville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent less).

Janitor Reviews

What is it like working as a Janitor?

Janitor in Spring Valley:
"A janitor must have knowledge on how to use a wide variety."
Pros: Running the side by side and high speed buffer. Shining up the floors, the residents at the facility. Not being supervised. The closeness of the job.
Cons: The pettiness of the employees and the inability of my manger sticking up for you. The fact that they hire non English speaking people.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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