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Janitors and Cleaner, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaner Salary Information

The salary statistics of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 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. Janitors and Cleaner, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaner Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,000
25th Percentile Wage
$20,000
50th Percentile Wage
$24,190
75th Percentile Wage
$31,490
90th Percentile Wage
$40,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners is $40,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,000. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 126% 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 janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,1903.10%7.73%
201523,4402.56%-
201422,8401.09%-
201322,5901.20%-
201222,320--

Table 2. Janitors and Cleaner, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaner Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 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 janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $34,640. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $22,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$34,640
Utilities
$31,400
Federal, State, and Local Government
$30,320
Educational Services
$28,740
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,580
Manufacturing
$26,300
Mining
$26,210
Construction
$25,620
Information
$24,860
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,510
Wholesale Trade
$24,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$24,410
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$23,670
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,520
Finance and Insurance
$23,400
Retail Trade
$23,020
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,620
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,370

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners by States

From the above tables we note that not only janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,330 to $32,710. The highest paying state for janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $32,710. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,330. For more salary information of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$32,710
Alaska
$30,920
Washington
$30,260
Nevada
$29,500
New York
$29,100
Connecticut
$29,010
New Jersey
$28,450
North Dakota
$28,450
District of Columbia
$27,920
Minnesota
$27,550
Vermont
$27,300
Wyoming
$27,290
California
$27,080
Illinois
$26,980
Maine
$26,820
New Hampshire
$26,260
Oregon
$26,210
Hawaii
$26,190
Montana
$25,170
Rhode Island
$24,910
Colorado
$24,900
Pennsylvania
$24,650
Iowa
$24,520
Delaware
$24,160
Maryland
$24,020
South Dakota
$23,770
Wisconsin
$23,640
Nebraska
$23,570
Indiana
$23,470
Virginia
$23,470
Kansas
$23,460
Michigan
$23,390
Ohio
$23,340
Missouri
$23,190
Idaho
$22,800
Kentucky
$22,580
Arizona
$22,470
New Mexico
$22,050
West Virginia
$21,950
Tennessee
$21,680
Georgia
$21,520
Florida
$21,330
Texas
$21,330
Oklahoma
$21,250
North Carolina
$21,240
Alabama
$21,160
Virgin Islands
$20,510
South Carolina
$20,340
Utah
$20,170
Arkansas
$19,840
Louisiana
$19,810
Mississippi
$19,550
Guam
$19,200
Puerto Rico
$18,330



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