Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
4,371,450 0.3 % $12.68 $26,370 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.12 $11.19 $14.76 $19.50
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $18,970 $23,270 $30,700 $40,560


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 1,674,830 85.09 $12.43 $25,860
Traveler Accommodation 535,870 28.80 $11.31 $23,530
Elementary and Secondary Schools 366,480 4.41 $14.57 $30,310
Local Government (OES Designation) 181,310 3.41 $15.68 $32,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 176,240 3.36 $12.70 $26,420

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 1,674,830 85.09 $12.43 $25,860
Traveler Accommodation 535,870 28.80 $11.31 $23,530
Rooming and Boarding Houses 3,020 24.12 $11.09 $23,060
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 10,840 21.47 $11.40 $23,710
Facilities Support Services 29,260 21.15 $11.81 $24,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 15,860 2.59 $23.37 $48,600
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 70 0.17 $19.69 $40,960
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,650 0.68 $18.66 $38,800
Metal Ore Mining 110 0.25 $18.14 $37,720
Warehousing and Storage 7,600 1.05 $17.33 $36,060


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 477,760 31.60 0.98 $13.88 $28,870
Texas 326,910 29.11 0.90 $10.86 $22,590
New York 319,150 36.22 1.12 $15.48 $32,200
Florida 298,710 38.97 1.20 $11.38 $23,680
Illinois 184,680 32.03 0.99 $13.50 $28,070



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 37,690 61.53 1.90 $14.77 $30,730
Nevada 70,820 59.54 1.84 $14.11 $29,360
Montana 18,180 41.02 1.27 $11.93 $24,800
Wyoming 11,440 40.48 1.25 $12.91 $26,850
South Dakota 16,520 40.36 1.25 $11.08 $23,040



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 106,030 31.91 0.99 $15.67 $32,590
New York 319,150 36.22 1.12 $15.48 $32,200
District of Columbia 21,860 32.41 1.00 $15.12 $31,460
Connecticut 57,800 35.11 1.09 $15.07 $31,350
Hawaii 37,690 61.53 1.90 $14.77 $30,730




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 185,770 34.46 1.07 $16.71 $34,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 117,930 31.43 0.97 $13.89 $28,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 108,340 26.71 0.83 $13.48 $28,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 83,080 29.22 0.90 $10.77 $22,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 81,600 34.31 1.06 $13.33 $27,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 64,070 28.62 0.88 $10.99 $22,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 63,280 26.50 0.82 $12.11 $25,180
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 57,700 32.14 0.99 $16.19 $33,680
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 56,770 65.20 2.02 $14.71 $30,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 55,780 29.96 0.93 $14.33 $29,810