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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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

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
Federal, State, and Local Government
Educational Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Health Care and Social Assistance
Finance and Insurance
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Accommodation and Food Services


Highest paying industries for building cleaning workers.