Janitor Salary

The average Janitor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.06 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.98 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.97. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by experience level and the specific company. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than half lack any form of coverage — but around two in five have medical insurance, and slightly less than a third have dental, too. The majority of Janitors (68 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,715 - $39,817
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$40K
MEDIAN: $24,005
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$7.98 - $14.97
(Median)
$8
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,715 - $39,817  
   
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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$16,476 - $32,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $14.97  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $22.55  
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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$16,476 - $32,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,031
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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $21K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $22K. Janitors bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. Janitors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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
up arrow 2%

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: 57%
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