Janitor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Janitor is $10.09 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Janitor Salary (?
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$12,682 - $36,927
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24,115
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Janitor Salary (?
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$7.92 - $15.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$12,682 - $36,927  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $408.16  
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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$16,367 - $32,614  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.92 - $15.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $408.16  
   
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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$16,367 - $32,614  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 683
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Janitor

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

Pay Difference By Location

Minneapolis
up arrow 67%
New York
up arrow 40%
Las Vegas
up arrow 26%
Chicago
up arrow 24%
Los Angeles
up arrow 16%
St. Louis
up arrow 3%
Spokane
0%
National Average
$21,000
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 17%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

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.

Experience Affects Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 55%
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