Window Cleaner Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $30K, roughly two-thirds of overall earnings for Window Cleaners arrives through commissions. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,273 - $47,344
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$47K
MEDIAN: $29,762
10%
50%
90%

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$9.82 - $21.25
(Median)
$9
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,273 - $47,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,816  
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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$20,569 - $50,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $21.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41 - $1.09  
Overtime
$14.79 - $27.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,816  
   
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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$20,569 - $50,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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Job Description for Window Cleaner

A window cleaner is a person whose career is dedicated to keeping the exterior glass and windows of commercial buildings clean and presentable. While the popular perceptions of window cleaners may envision them working on the exteriors of skyscrapers, the reality is that most window cleaners do plenty of work on single-story structures. Window cleaners typically work for dedicated providers of this service, as most businesses will contract out window cleaning work as part of their scheduled lands and facilities maintenance. People in this career typically work only on exterior window surfaces.

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Pay by Experience Level for Window Cleaner

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


Window Cleaners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $34K. For Window Cleaners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. As Window Cleaners reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Window Cleaner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 81%
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