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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. Table 2 compares the median salaries across 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 2018 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations in the United States (2017 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,680
25th Percentile Wage
$21,270
50th Percentile Wage
$25,620
75th Percentile Wage
$33,640
90th Percentile Wage
$44,570

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 $44,570. The median annual salary is $25,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,620
3.59% 11.44%
2016
$24,700
3.40% -
2015
$23,860
2.47% -
2014
$23,270
1.29% -
2013
$22,970
1.22% -
2012
$22,690
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Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (2017 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage for each Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations in the United States. Note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among building and grounds cleaning and maintenance professions, ranging from $22,860 to $47,030. 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 $47,030. 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 $22,860. 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
$47,030
First-Line Supervisors of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Workers
$42,190
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
$39,230
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
$36,460
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
$34,830
Pest Control Workers
$34,370
Other Grounds Maintenance Workers
$30,060
Other Building Cleaning Workers
$29,060
Grounds Maintenance Workers
$28,110
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
$27,670
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
$24,990
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers
$24,360
Building Cleaning Workers
$24,240
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
$22,860