Janitor Salary

Pay for Janitors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.06 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $7.99 per hour to $14.94. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but tenure and the specific company are influential factors as well. The greater part of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, nearly two in five report medical coverage and just under one in three claim dental coverage as well. Men account for the majority of Janitors who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Janitors is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,878 - $39,584

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$7.99 - $14.94

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,878 - $39,584  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $483.39  
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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$16,492 - $32,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.99 - $14.94  
   
Overtime
$1.35 - $22.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $483.39  
   
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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$16,492 - $32,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,067
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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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Employees at ABM Janitorial take home the smallest paychecks, and $21K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $18K and quickly nearing the top at only $27K.

Pay by Experience Level for Janitor

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $21K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $22K on average. Janitors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $25K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 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
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 58%
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