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Salary of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

The average annual salary of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations in the United States. The building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations in the United States (2016 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,120
25th Percentile Wage
$20,340
50th Percentile Wage
$24,700
75th Percentile Wage
$32,570
90th Percentile Wage
$43,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations is $43,260. The median annual salary is $24,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,7003.40%8.14%
201523,8602.47%-
201423,2701.29%-
201322,9701.22%-
201222,690--

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (2016 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among building and grounds cleaning and maintenance professions and range from $21,820 to $45,740. The highest paid building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations are first-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers with a median annual salary of $45,740. The lowest paid building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations in the United States are maids and housekeeping cleaners with a median annual salary of $21,820. For more salary information about a specific building and grounds cleaning and maintenance profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$45,740
First-Line Supervisors of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Workers
$40,880
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
$38,190
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$35,030
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
$33,740
Pest Control Workers
$33,040
Other Building Cleaning Workers
$29,700
Other Grounds Maintenance Workers
$28,470
Grounds Maintenance Workers
$26,830
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
$26,320
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
$24,190
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers
$23,560
Building Cleaning Workers
$23,420
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
$21,820