Janitor Salary

Median pay for Janitors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.32 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a majority are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by nearly one in three. Men make up the majority of Janitors (67 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Janitors. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,115 - $59,149
$12K
$24K
$59K
MEDIAN: $24,472
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$8.14 - $15.30
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MEDIAN: $10.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$12,115 - $59,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$16,705 - $34,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $15.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$10.85 - $23.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$16,705 - $34,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,283

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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 leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $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: $22,132

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

With a pay rate for Janitors that is 43 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Janitors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Vancouver (+38 percent), New York (+36 percent), Atlanta (+31 percent), and Chicago (+29 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Charlotte and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$22,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 56%
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