Janitor Salary

The average Janitor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.25 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. There are more male Janitors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 66 percent. Job satisfaction for Janitors is high. While the larger part report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and approximately one in three have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,071 - $58,551
$12K
$25K
$59K
MEDIAN: $24,582
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$8.12 - $15.23
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MEDIAN: $10.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$12,071 - $58,551  
   
Bonus
$8.14 - $2,339  
Profit Sharing
$905  
Total Pay (?
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$16,664 - $34,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $15.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61  
Overtime
$10.82 - $24.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$8.14 - $2,339  
   
Profit Sharing
$905  
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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$16,664 - $34,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,192
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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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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the most; Janitors earn $22K on average there.

Pay by Experience Level for Janitor

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


Janitors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $21K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $23K. Janitors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $24K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $27K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,822

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

Surpassing the national average by 45 percent, Janitors in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Janitors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Vancouver (+40 percent), New York (+38 percent), Atlanta (+33 percent), and Chicago (+31 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte (14 percent lower) and Denver (5 percent lower).

Janitor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Janitor?

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 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.

Key Stats for Janitor

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$22,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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