Janitor Salary

Median pay for Janitors in the United States is around $10.06 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.98 per hour on the lower end to $14.95 on the higher end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Job satisfaction for Janitors is high. There are more male Janitors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Although more than half lack health benefits of any kind, about two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and just under a third get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$13,747 - $39,784
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$40K
MEDIAN: $24,004
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$7.98 - $14.95
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,747 - $39,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $482.61  
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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$16,480 - $32,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $14.95  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $22.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $482.61  
   
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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$16,480 - $32,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042
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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $21K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $22K. Janitors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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 17%

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
16%
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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