Building Cleaning Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of building cleaning workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of building cleaning workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of building cleaning workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The building cleaning workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Building Cleaning Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,780
25th Percentile Wage
$19,610
50th Percentile Wage
$23,420
75th Percentile Wage
$30,210
90th Percentile Wage
$39,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for building cleaning workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) building cleaning workers is $39,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,780. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 120% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201623,4203.54%8.45%
201522,5902.66%-
201421,9901.27%-
201321,7101.24%-
201221,440--

Table 2. Building Cleaning Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of building cleaning workers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for building cleaning workers occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $34,270. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $21,430).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$34,270
Utilities
$31,530
Federal, State, and Local Government
$29,760
Educational Services
$28,660
Manufacturing
$26,290
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$25,740
Construction
$25,210
Mining
$24,880
Information
$24,860
Wholesale Trade
$24,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$24,150
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$23,860
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,740
Finance and Insurance
$23,400
Retail Trade
$23,010
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,810
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,790
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,200
Accommodation and Food Services
$21,430


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