Janitor Salary

Earnings for Janitors in the United States come in at around $10.40 per hour on average. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. While some workers in this profession — over one-half — do not have any health coverage, more than two-fifths do receive medical benefits and approximately one in three have dental insurance. Most Janitors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Janitors are male. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$12,148 - $58,915
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$24K
$59K
MEDIAN: $24,341
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$8.20 - $15.45
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$0$58K
Salary $12,148 - $58,915
Bonus $0.00 - $2,327
Profit Sharing $355.00
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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$16,778 - $34,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 183
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $8.20 - $15.45
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $10.17 - $23.82
Annual Data $0$34K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,327
Profit Sharing $355.00
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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$16,778 - $34,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,282

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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

  • Perform general cleaning, light floor care and special event set ups.
  • Collect and remove trash and recyclables.
  • Clean rest room facilities and replenish supplies.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Janitor


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $22K.

Pay by Experience Level for Janitor

Pay by Experience for a Janitor has a positive trend. An entry-level Janitor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 878 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Janitor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 377 salaries. An experienced Janitor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 270 salaries. A Janitor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 124 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,279

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

For Janitors, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Janitors will also find cushy salaries in Vancouver (+37 percent), New York (+35 percent), Atlanta (+30 percent), and Chicago (+28 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Charlotte and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Janitor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Janitor?

Janitor in United:
"Good."
Pros: Good job to work for people are friend.
Cons: A lot of work for 1 person sometime.

Janitor in Vancouver:
"Valued work."
Pros: The routine is set. Do the same duties every day with projects to work on if you have time. There is a sense of accomplishment when something come clean.I enjoy the physical part of the job lots of walking and bending and stretching.
Cons: The pay.

Janitor in Pelham:
"Pay."
Pros: None.
Cons: Pay too small I work between 8 to 10 hours a day with 4 buildings driving my own car and only get paid 16 dollars.

Janitor in Cincinnati:
"Good learning experience."
Pros: Getting to know people and learning how to clean different area's.
Cons: Unclogging toilet.

Janitor in Des Moines:
"It's different better then fast food."
Pros: The set schedule I have working 5pm to 1:30am Monday thru Friday. It's steady pace always moving a lot of walking. If your not great with people you don't have that many people to interact with. I personally like talking to anyone that stays late and is still working. I get holidays off since I clean a building downtown and no one's really goes into work on the holidays. I don't need supervision me and my boyfriend have worked together for three years and it works out great we work really well together.
Cons: It can be really stressful. It's either to hot or to cold some days can be harder then others. Heavy lifting at times a lot of bending and walking and lifting.

Janitor in Dearborn Heights:
"It would be better somewhere else."
Pros: The people I work with and the freedom.
Cons: The boss who is in charge he is overwhelming.

Janitor in 99692:
Pros: My indepedence.
Cons: Ineficienct tools.

Key Stats for Janitor

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$22,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 55%
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