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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 BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$40,560
75th Percentile Wage
$30,700
50th Percentile Wage
$23,270
25th Percentile Wage
$18,970
10th Percentile Wage
$17,200

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 $40,560. The median annual salary is $23,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,200.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

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 $20,120 to $43,160. 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 $43,160. 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 $20,120. 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
$43,160
First-Line Supervisors of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Workers
$38,600
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
$36,270
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$32,960
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
$31,240
Pest Control Workers
$30,660
Other Grounds Maintenance Workers
$28,800
Other Building Cleaning Workers
$28,440
Grounds Maintenance Workers
$24,810
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
$24,290
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
$22,840
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers
$22,130
Building Cleaning Workers
$21,990
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
$20,120