Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers ; First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers ; Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners ; Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners ; Building Cleaning Workers, All Other ; Pest Control Workers ; Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers ; Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation ; Tree Trimmers and Pruners ; Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,175,550 0.3 % $12.16 $25,300 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.90 $8.83 $10.81 $14.25 $18.50
Annual Wage (2) $16,430 $18,370 $22,490 $29,630 $38,480


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,482,690 83.87 $11.86 $24,670
Traveler Accommodation 493,300 29.51 $10.52 $21,880
Elementary and Secondary Schools 397,320 4.65 $14.27 $29,680
Local Government (OES Designation) 203,620 3.64 $14.89 $30,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 185,990 3.61 $11.96 $24,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,482,690 83.87 $11.86 $24,670
Traveler Accommodation 493,300 29.51 $10.52 $21,880
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,530 23.03 $10.85 $22,570
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 9,770 21.86 $10.57 $21,990
Death Care Services 21,850 16.59 $12.60 $26,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 15,340 2.28 $23.86 $49,630
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $19.09 $39,700
Rail Transportation 410 0.18 $18.91 $39,330
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,730 0.69 $17.41 $36,210
Other Telecommunications 800 0.69 $17.06 $35,490


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 440,120 31.43 0.96 $13.27 $27,600
New York 297,470 35.65 1.09 $14.41 $29,980
Texas 295,770 29.31 0.89 $10.62 $22,080
Florida 280,140 39.44 1.20 $10.94 $22,760
Illinois 184,030 33.29 1.01 $12.85 $26,720




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 64,590 58.01 1.77 $13.10 $27,250
Hawaii 32,140 56.22 1.71 $14.02 $29,160
Wyoming 11,220 41.59 1.27 $12.20 $25,380
South Dakota 15,880 40.97 1.25 $10.72 $22,300
Montana 17,320 40.83 1.24 $11.16 $23,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 97,170 31.15 0.95 $15.08 $31,380
Alaska 10,270 33.35 1.02 $14.45 $30,050
Connecticut 57,590 36.02 1.10 $14.43 $30,010
New York 297,470 35.65 1.09 $14.41 $29,980
Hawaii 32,140 56.22 1.71 $14.02 $29,160

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 172,860 34.69 1.06 $15.26 $31,740
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 117,020 33.04 1.01 $13.16 $27,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 97,670 25.59 0.78 $13.04 $27,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 79,260 34.63 1.05 $12.73 $26,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 72,310 28.95 0.88 $10.59 $22,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 61,550 34.11 1.04 $13.87 $28,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 59,270 26.94 0.82 $11.87 $24,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 58,800 34.93 1.06 $11.63 $24,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 53,800 26.88 0.82 $11.17 $23,230
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 52,600 31.73 0.97 $15.58 $32,400




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 8,260 77.07 2.35 $10.05 $20,890
Naples-Marco Island, FL 7,570 69.30 2.11 $12.39 $25,760
Palm Coast, FL 1,110 65.68 2.00 $10.46 $21,760
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 51,390 63.66 1.94 $13.42 $27,920
Flagstaff, AZ 3,140 56.95 1.73 $10.86 $22,590
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 7,450 54.99 1.67 $12.80 $26,630
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 2,390 53.90 1.64 $11.74 $24,430
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 890 53.17 1.62 $9.35 $19,460
Napa, CA 3,180 52.13 1.59 $14.28 $29,710
St. George, UT 2,330 51.59 1.57 $11.50 $23,930