$24,286
Avg. Salary
$10.74
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$409

Bonus

$330

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Janitor is $10.74 per hour.

The average pay for a Janitor is $24,286 per year.

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$8.35
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$10.74
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$15.53
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MEDIAN $10.74
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$13k
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$24k
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$54k
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MEDIAN $24,286
$12,697 - $54,347
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MEDIAN: $24,286
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$0$54K
Salary $12,697 - $54,347
Bonus $9.93 - $2,043
Profit Sharing $4.00 - $3,200
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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$17,077 - $34,709
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 306
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $8.35 - $15.53
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $10.22 - $23.04
Annual Data $0$34K
Bonus $9.93 - $2,043
Profit Sharing $4.00 - $3,200
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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$17,077 - $34,709
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,319

Job Description for Janitor

Janitors perform routine cleaning and maintenance work to maintain optimal appearance in their workplace. The specific demands of the position can vary widely depending on the building to which the janitor is assigned. Common duties include cleaning floors through a combination of mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming, waste removal, window cleaning, restroom maintenance, equipment cleaning, landscape maintenance, and minor repairs on simple equipment.

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Janitor 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.

Janitor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Janitor

Pay by Experience for a Janitor has a positive trend. An entry-level Janitor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 878 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Janitor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 377 salaries. An experienced Janitor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 270 salaries. A Janitor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 124 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

26%

National Average: $22,753

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

For Janitors, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Janitors will also find cushy salaries in Vancouver (+37 percent), New York (+35 percent), Atlanta (+30 percent), and Chicago (+28 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Charlotte and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 16 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Janitor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Janitor?

Janitor in Des Moines:
"It's different better then fast food."
Pros: The set schedule I have working 5pm to 1:30am Monday thru Friday. It's steady pace always moving a lot of walking. If your not great with people you don't have that many people to interact with. I personally like talking to anyone that stays late and is still working. I get holidays off since I clean a building downtown and no one's really goes into work on the holidays. I don't need supervision me and my boyfriend have worked together for three years and it works out great we work really well together.
Cons: It can be really stressful. It's either to hot or to cold some days can be harder then others. Heavy lifting at times a lot of bending and walking and lifting.

Janitor in Dearborn Heights:
"It would be better somewhere else."
Pros: The people I work with and the freedom.
Cons: The boss who is in charge he is overwhelming.

Janitor in 99692:
Pros: My indepedence.
Cons: Ineficienct tools.

Janitor in Spring Valley:
"A janitor must have knowledge on how to use a wide variety."
Pros: Running the side by side and high speed buffer. Shining up the floors, the residents at the facility. Not being supervised. The closeness of the job.
Cons: The pettiness of the employees and the inability of my manger sticking up for you. The fact that they hire non English speaking people.

Janitor in Las Vegas:
"Work hard."
Listen and pay attention to detail. Find your own way to make your job easier but complete your tasks.

Janitor in Indianapolis:
Pros: Its very simple.
Cons: Too many lazy people.

Janitor in Willoughby:
"Independence."
Pros: Working unsupervised and no timeclock.
Cons: Sanitary conditions and micromanagement.

Key Stats for Janitor

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 430 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

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Experience Affects Janitor Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$23,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 430 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 57%