Average Custodian Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Custodian is $12.03.
MEDIAN $12.03
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $18
$50 - $3,413
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,878
Total Pay
$18,676 - $40,923

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Job Description for Custodian

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.
The top respondents for the job title Custodian are from the companies U.S. Postal Service (USPS), GCA Services Group, Incorporated and Aramark. Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Postal Service (USPS) where the average pay is $14.91. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aramark and YMCA, earning around $10.16 and $9.50, respectively. GCA Services Group, Incorporated pays the lowest at around $8.88. SSC Service Solutions and Diversified Maintenance Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.14 and $9.15, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Custodian

An entry-level Custodian with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.66 based on 870 salaries. An early career Custodian with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.39 based on 2,130 salaries. A mid-career Custodian with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.13 based on 1,270 salaries. An experienced Custodian with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.16 based on 1,193 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Custodian in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 36.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (21.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (18.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.2% less), San Antonio, Texas (4.6% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.2% less).

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