Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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
Geographic 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)
2,058,610 0.5 % $11.81 $24,560 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.86 $8.78 $10.68 $13.94 $17.88
Annual Wage (2) $16,340 $18,250 $22,210 $28,990 $37,190


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 735,210 41.59 $10.56 $21,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools 348,130 4.08 $13.74 $28,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 83,020 1.48 $13.92 $28,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 79,930 2.82 $12.97 $26,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 61,480 1.19 $12.44 $25,870

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 735,210 41.59 $10.56 $21,960
Facilities Support Services 10,550 7.86 $11.38 $23,670
Lessors of Real Estate 42,820 7.55 $12.76 $26,540
Religious Organizations 11,700 6.34 $11.40 $23,720
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 16,950 5.22 $10.59 $22,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 14,750 2.19 $23.73 $49,350
Rail Transportation 340 0.15 $19.08 $39,690
Securities and Commodity Exchanges (8) (8) $18.57 $38,630
Other Telecommunications 760 0.65 $17.30 $35,980
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.08 $16.49 $34,300


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 201,790 14.41 0.89 $12.89 $26,810
New York 180,350 21.61 1.33 $13.89 $28,880
Texas 150,900 14.96 0.92 $10.08 $20,970
Florida 108,950 15.34 0.95 $10.36 $21,540
Illinois 98,310 17.78 1.10 $12.53 $26,060




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 27,950 25.10 1.55 $12.77 $26,560
Hawaii 12,780 22.36 1.38 $12.35 $25,680
New York 180,350 21.61 1.33 $13.89 $28,880
South Dakota 8,170 21.09 1.30 $10.42 $21,670
District of Columbia 12,480 19.51 1.21 $12.35 $25,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 5,760 18.69 1.15 $14.93 $31,050
Massachusetts 52,920 16.97 1.05 $14.67 $30,500
New York 180,350 21.61 1.33 $13.89 $28,880
Connecticut 30,040 18.79 1.16 $13.86 $28,820
Washington 38,040 14.13 0.87 $13.47 $28,010

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 111,800 22.44 1.39 $14.56 $30,290
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 65,480 18.49 1.14 $12.78 $26,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 49,310 12.92 0.80 $12.46 $25,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 42,110 18.40 1.14 $11.94 $24,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40,460 16.20 1.00 $10.06 $20,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 33,090 18.33 1.13 $13.53 $28,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 32,080 19.35 1.19 $15.18 $31,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 25,390 15.13 0.93 $12.44 $25,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 23,820 19.80 1.22 $14.91 $31,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 23,470 10.67 0.66 $11.27 $23,430




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)
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 2,750 28.38 1.75 $10.68 $22,210
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 2,220 27.59 1.70 $11.28 $23,470
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 22,080 27.36 1.69 $13.17 $27,380
Pocatello, ID 900 26.59 1.64 $9.87 $20,520
Binghamton, NY 2,780 25.98 1.60 $11.05 $22,980
Williamsport, PA 1,230 24.67 1.52 $10.72 $22,290
Greenville, NC 1,710 24.17 1.49 $9.75 $20,270
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 22,770 23.88 1.47 $12.32 $25,630
Lafayette, IN 1,860 23.44 1.45 $10.20 $21,210
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 3,150 23.27 1.44 $12.50 $26,010