Average Cleaner Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Cleaner is $11.30.
MEDIAN $11.30
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
$30 - $2,035
Profit Sharing
$50 - $3,000
$0 - $617
Total Pay
$18,126 - $42,781

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Job Description for Cleaner

Cleaner Tasks
  • Empty and clean all waste receptacles and remove waste.
  • Sweep or dust mop floors.
  • Hand dust and wipe clean all furniture, fixtures, paneling and window sills.
  • Clean off all finger marks and smudges from vertical surfaces.
  • Vacuum all rugs and carpeted in designated areas.
The top respondents for the job title Cleaner are from the companies ABM Janitorial, Merry Maids Inc and ABM Industries, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $19.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cleaning Solutions, earning around $12.50. ABM Industries, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.73. ABM Janitorial also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.11.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cleaner

An entry-level Cleaner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.32 based on 463 salaries. An early career Cleaner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.95 based on 864 salaries. A mid-career Cleaner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.98 based on 376 salaries. An experienced Cleaner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.75 based on 294 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $13.
Employees with Cleaner in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 48.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (23.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (18.5% less), Buffalo, New York (10.4% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.4% less).

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