Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
2,068,460 0.5 % $11.94 $24,840 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.04 $8.87 $10.75 $14.10 $18.10
Annual Wage (2) $16,720 $18,450 $22,370 $29,330 $37,640


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 749,400 41.90 $10.73 $22,320
Elementary and Secondary Schools 336,330 4.01 $13.89 $28,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 80,940 1.46 $13.72 $28,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 78,000 2.73 $13.32 $27,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 60,420 1.16 $12.49 $25,980

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 749,400 41.90 $10.73 $22,320
Facilities Support Services 12,070 8.84 $11.60 $24,140
Lessors of Real Estate 45,670 8.09 $13.13 $27,320
Religious Organizations 11,960 6.50 $11.64 $24,210
Activities Related to Real Estate 28,310 5.14 $12.23 $25,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 14,130 2.18 $23.95 $49,820
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $18.42 $38,320
Other Telecommunications 900 0.78 $18.22 $37,900
Rail Transportation 510 0.22 $18.03 $37,510
Warehousing and Storage 7,730 1.20 $16.52 $34,350


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 204,080 14.54 0.90 $12.89 $26,820
New York 184,760 21.92 1.36 $14.35 $29,850
Texas 156,090 15.15 0.94 $10.18 $21,180
Florida 106,420 14.88 0.92 $10.27 $21,360
Illinois 98,720 17.71 1.10 $12.47 $25,930




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 29,000 26.06 1.62 $13.04 $27,130
Hawaii 12,680 21.97 1.36 $12.50 $25,990
New York 184,760 21.92 1.36 $14.35 $29,850
South Dakota 8,150 20.74 1.29 $10.73 $22,310
District of Columbia 12,460 19.33 1.20 $12.95 $26,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 5,920 18.92 1.17 $14.82 $30,820
Massachusetts 54,150 17.15 1.06 $14.63 $30,440
New York 184,760 21.92 1.36 $14.35 $29,850
Connecticut 29,340 18.23 1.13 $14.00 $29,110
Washington 38,550 14.17 0.88 $13.67 $28,430





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 114,600 22.64 1.40 $15.23 $31,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 66,550 18.58 1.15 $12.63 $26,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 49,010 12.82 0.80 $12.43 $25,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 41,800 18.09 1.12 $12.11 $25,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40,060 15.70 0.97 $10.09 $21,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 33,600 18.51 1.15 $13.75 $28,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 33,530 20.01 1.24 $14.96 $31,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,650 13.03 0.81 $10.27 $21,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 26,430 15.44 0.96 $12.52 $26,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 25,350 11.38 0.71 $11.33 $23,560