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Janitor Salary

The average Janitor in the United States earns approximately $10.05 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.97 per hour and $14.98. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by tenure and the specific company. Although the larger part lack health benefits of any kind, nearly two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one in three get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Janitors. The majority of Janitors (68 percent) who took the survey are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$14,042 - $39,651
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$40K
MEDIAN: $24,075
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$7.97 - $14.98
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,042 - $39,651  
   
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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$16,476 - $32,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $14.98  
   
Overtime
$1.44 - $22.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$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).
)
$16,476 - $32,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 976
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Janitor


ABM Janitorial offers the least pay with a median salary of $21K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $27K.

Pay by Experience Level for Janitor

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $25K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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
up arrow 2%

National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 196 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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