Janitor Salary

Pay for Janitors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.08 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.03 per hour and $14.96. 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. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a majority lack any form of coverage — but close to two-fifths have medical insurance, and just under one in three have dental, too. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Janitors are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$13,845 - $41,056
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$41K
MEDIAN: $23,712
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$8.03 - $14.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,845 - $41,056  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$16,542 - $32,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $14.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.28  
Overtime
$1.66 - $23.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$16,542 - $32,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,347
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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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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, GCA Services Group, Incorporated 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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $22K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $21K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $25K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,331

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

For Janitors, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Janitors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Vancouver (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Charlotte, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Jacksonville (8 percent lower).

Janitor Reviews

What is it like working as a Janitor?

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.

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Experience Affects Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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