$27,593
Avg. Salary
$11.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$503

Bonus

$892

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Custodian is $11.99 per hour.

The average pay for a Custodian is $27,593 per year.

$8.87
10%
$11.99
50%
$17.97
90%
MEDIAN $11.99
$16k
10%
$28k
50%
$48k
90%
MEDIAN $27,593
$15,783 - $48,312
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$48K
MEDIAN: $27,593
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$0$48K
Salary $15,783 - $48,312
Bonus $95.84 - $2,982
Profit Sharing $25.00 - $3,600
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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$18,202 - $40,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,009
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $8.87 - $17.97
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $13.14 - $32.77
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $95.84 - $2,982
Profit Sharing $25.00 - $3,600
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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$18,202 - $40,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,913

Job Description for Custodian

Custodians are responsible for keeping buildings clean by picking up trash, sweeping, and mopping, as well as cleaning bathrooms and ensuring they are fully stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, and soap. Custodians also complete a number of other functions, such as cleaning windows, vacuuming, dusting, and emptying trash.

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Custodian Tasks
  • Perform general cleaning, light floor care and special event set ups.
  • Collect and remove trash and recyclables.
  • Clean rest room facilities and replenish supplies.
  • 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.

Custodian Pay By Employer

$0$51K

$31,004

$18,284

Aramark
19 profiles
$20,998

ABM Janitorial
16 profiles
$19,214

YMCA
11 profiles
$19,616

$19,018

Sodexo, Inc.
11 profiles
$22,444

$19,029

Baptist Church
7 profiles
$20,538

$32,215

Custodian Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Custodian

Pay by Experience for a Custodian has a positive trend. An entry-level Custodian with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 1,356 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Custodian with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 705 salaries. An experienced Custodian which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 634 salaries. A Custodian with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 262 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

16%

16%

13%

-10%

National Average: $25,398

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Custodians that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Peoria offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Custodians will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). Custodians in Jackson take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 27 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Memphis (17 percent lower) and Orlando (15 percent lower).

Custodian Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Custodian?

Custodian in New York:
"Be Reliable. Be Able to Adjust. Be prepared for a change."

Custodian in Post Falls:
"Treat the people who work for you with the upmost respect."
If your supervisor explains a way to clean listen openly and take their advice. They have been doing the job your doing for years and know how to do it well. You should also treat your other co-workers with the same respect that your supervisor gives you. As generosity goes a long way in regards to respect and this prevents any bridges/connections from being burned. You need these people as they need you as its all about team work. Communicate effectively with your supervisors or co-workers. Finally, if you don't understand something ask as the stupid question is the one not asked.

Custodian in Fresno:
Do the best job you can do. Ask for help when or if needed to help you achieve your best efforts. Do not be afraid to ask for a raise if and when you feel you deserve one.

Custodian in Red Hook:
"Cleaning light maintainice."
Pros: Not hard work. Could be worse off.
Cons: Treated like 2nd class people.

Custodian in Enosburg Falls:
Pros: It's at night and it's quiet and there's no rushing.
Cons: The pay!!! Could use more.

Custodian in Fargo:
Pros: Offering useful services to people, especially children.
Cons: Working with strong chemicals, especially when waxing.

Custodian in Cedar Rapids:
"Keep it real."
Listen to your co-workers and management re: how they do the job and/or want the job to be done, but when you're comfortable with the position, look for ways to be more efficient and look especially for ways, even just little ways, to let your "customers" know that you are considerate of their needs. Policy schmolicy, if they want another waste basket, get them another waste basket.

Key Stats for Custodian

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 846 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Custodian Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲10%

National Average
$25,000

▼1%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 846 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 32%