Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
4,191,750 0.3 % $12.29 $25,560 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.06 $8.91 $10.87 $14.38 $18.70
Annual Wage (2) $16,760 $18,530 $22,620 $29,900 $38,900


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 1,504,750 84.13 $11.97 $24,900
Traveler Accommodation 499,970 29.41 $10.71 $22,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 384,550 4.58 $14.41 $29,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 201,010 3.64 $14.90 $30,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 184,800 3.56 $12.12 $25,210

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 1,504,750 84.13 $11.97 $24,900
Traveler Accommodation 499,970 29.41 $10.71 $22,270
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 10,280 22.94 $10.65 $22,150
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,470 22.35 $10.79 $22,440
Death Care Services 20,550 15.57 $13.18 $27,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 14,750 2.27 $24.09 $50,110
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $19.06 $39,640
Other Telecommunications 950 0.82 $17.96 $37,360
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,930 0.74 $17.69 $36,790
Rail Transportation 580 0.26 $17.63 $36,670


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 440,000 31.34 0.96 $13.39 $27,850
New York 303,690 36.03 1.10 $14.86 $30,900
Texas 297,800 28.90 0.88 $10.71 $22,270
Florida 277,070 38.74 1.19 $10.89 $22,660
Illinois 185,200 33.22 1.02 $12.84 $26,710




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 66,100 59.40 1.82 $13.38 $27,830
Hawaii 33,200 57.52 1.76 $14.14 $29,410
Wyoming 11,110 40.78 1.25 $12.50 $25,990
South Dakota 15,790 40.21 1.23 $10.98 $22,840
North Dakota 14,800 39.83 1.22 $11.53 $23,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 97,480 30.88 0.94 $15.23 $31,690
New York 303,690 36.03 1.10 $14.86 $30,900
Connecticut 57,420 35.69 1.09 $14.51 $30,190
District of Columbia 22,690 35.19 1.08 $14.37 $29,890
Alaska 10,600 33.83 1.04 $14.29 $29,730





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 177,340 35.03 1.07 $15.89 $33,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 118,430 33.06 1.01 $13.09 $27,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 96,710 25.30 0.77 $12.97 $26,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 79,860 34.56 1.06 $13.03 $27,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 72,010 28.22 0.86 $10.69 $22,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 61,390 33.82 1.04 $14.13 $29,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 60,920 27.34 0.84 $11.90 $24,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 58,070 34.18 1.05 $11.76 $24,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 54,800 26.80 0.82 $11.02 $22,920
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 52,760 65.45 2.00 $13.76 $28,610