Average Cleaner Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Cleaner is $11.58.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $20
$21 - $2,682
Profit Sharing
$0 - $130
$0 - $17
Total Pay
$18,263 - $42,620

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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.

Job Satisfaction for Cleaner

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Cleaner are from the companies ABM Janitorial, ABM Industries, Inc. and Merry Maids Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $19.40. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cleaning Solutions and Merry Maids Inc, earning around $12.50 and $11.46, respectively. ABM Industries, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.62. ABM Janitorial and Spotless Cleaning also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.97 and $10.17, respectively.

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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 $10.44 based on 108 salaries. An early career Cleaner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.10 based on 767 salaries. A mid-career Cleaner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.04 based on 313 salaries. An experienced Cleaner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.87 based on 257 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 35.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (20.6% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (12.8% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8.0% less) and Rochester, New York (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

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