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Janitor Salary

Janitors in the United States take home approximately $10.04 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $7.97 per hour and $14.97. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though tenure and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Although more than half lack health benefits of any kind, around two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one in three get dental coverage, too. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Janitors are male. For the most part, Janitors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$14,103 - $39,556
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$40K
MEDIAN: $24,075
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$7.97 - $14.97
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,103 - $39,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $480.82  
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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$16,475 - $32,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $14.97  
   
Overtime
$1.44 - $22.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $480.82  
   
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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$16,475 - $32,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 949

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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.


For many Janitors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 see a median salary of $25K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 57%
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