The average Janitor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.20 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just under a third have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Janitors. Men make up the majority of Janitors (65 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11,982 - $58,551
$12K
$24K
$59K
MEDIAN: $23,852
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$8.12 - $15.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$11,982 - $58,551  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $2,327  
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
Total Pay (?
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$16,665 - $34,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $15.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$10.93 - $24.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $2,327  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$16,665 - $34,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,221

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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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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $23K on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Janitor

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Janitors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $24K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Janitors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $27K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,600

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For Janitors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Janitors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+31 percent), Chicago (+30 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (4 percent lower) and St. Louis (2 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
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$22,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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