Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
4,407,050 0.3 % $13.02 $27,080 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.48 $9.35 $11.47 $15.12 $20.05
Annual Wage (2) $17,650 $19,450 $23,860 $31,450 $41,690


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 1,715,290 84.54 $12.81 $26,630
Traveler Accommodation 539,990 28.50 $11.59 $24,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools 366,860 4.39 $14.96 $31,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 180,080 3.36 $16.00 $33,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 173,340 3.29 $13.05 $27,140

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 1,715,290 84.54 $12.81 $26,630
Traveler Accommodation 539,990 28.50 $11.59 $24,110
Facilities Support Services 37,490 26.17 $11.83 $24,600
Rooming and Boarding Houses 3,030 24.16 $11.59 $24,100
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 9,630 18.44 $11.43 $23,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 16,910 2.75 $22.97 $47,780
Metal Ore Mining 90 0.22 $19.75 $41,070
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 60 0.16 $19.25 $40,030
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,530 0.64 $19.12 $39,760
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 60 0.03 $18.79 $39,080


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 480,780 31.03 0.97 $14.46 $30,080
Texas 327,840 28.33 0.89 $11.26 $23,420
New York 323,800 36.04 1.13 $15.67 $32,600
Florida 305,150 38.50 1.20 $11.62 $24,180
Illinois 178,810 30.55 0.96 $13.98 $29,080



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)
Hawaii 36,970 59.63 1.87 $15.32 $31,870
Nevada 72,420 58.75 1.84 $14.04 $29,210
Montana 18,550 41.49 1.30 $12.20 $25,370
Wyoming 11,390 40.12 1.26 $13.26 $27,580
South Dakota 16,520 39.97 1.25 $11.62 $24,160



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 106,900 31.47 0.98 $16.32 $33,940
Connecticut 56,510 34.05 1.07 $15.68 $32,610
New York 323,800 36.04 1.13 $15.67 $32,600
District of Columbia 23,010 34.03 1.06 $15.39 $32,020
Hawaii 36,970 59.63 1.87 $15.32 $31,870




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 219,330 33.85 1.06 $16.48 $34,270
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 107,130 30.00 0.94 $14.52 $30,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 105,820 25.79 0.81 $14.32 $29,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 84,950 35.14 1.10 $13.80 $28,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 83,770 28.59 0.89 $11.15 $23,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division