Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,090,400 0.4 % $11.60 $24,120 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.63 $8.63 $10.56 $13.70 $17.53
Annual Wage (2) $15,870 $17,950 $21,970 $28,490 $36,460


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 754,910 $10.31 $21,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 354,550 $13.53 $28,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 85,590 $13.74 $28,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 78,010 $12.73 $26,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60,200 $12.26 $25,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal Service 15,970 $23.18 $48,210
Rail Transportation 310 $18.78 $39,070
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 230 $18.05 $37,550
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 130 $16.91 $35,160
Other Telecommunications (8) $16.04 $33,370


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nevada 28,720 $12.42 $25,830 24.344
District of Columbia 14,600 $12.06 $25,090 22.911
Hawaii 12,770 $12.45 $25,900 21.722
South Dakota 8,340 $10.06 $20,930 21.227
New York 177,080 $13.51 $28,100 20.864

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 5,670 $14.58 $30,320 18.400
Massachusetts 52,840 $14.37 $29,900 16.675
Connecticut 31,890 $13.71 $28,530 19.340
New York 177,080 $13.51 $28,100 20.864
Washington 38,240 $13.35 $27,760 13.707


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 22,500 $12.83 $26,690 26.206
Pocatello, ID 940 $12.35 $25,680 26.154
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 4,300 $8.83 $18,370 24.755
Greenville, NC 1,810 $9.35 $19,450 24.709
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 2,470 $11.38 $23,680 24.588

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 1,050 $14.94 $31,070 12.254
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 32,190 $14.78 $30,730 19.096
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 540 $14.77 $30,720 12.427
Worcester, MA-CT 3,980 $14.69 $30,560 16.619
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 2,700 $14.64 $30,450 20.148


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010