Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
2,137,730 0.5 % $12.24 $25,460 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.23 $9.03 $10.98 $14.38 $18.46
Annual Wage (2) $17,110 $18,780 $22,840 $29,900 $38,400


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 816,710 41.49 $11.10 $23,100
Elementary and Secondary Schools 321,920 3.87 $14.07 $29,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 76,330 2.60 $13.71 $28,510
Local Government (OES Designation) 72,790 1.37 $14.67 $30,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 57,340 1.09 $12.64 $26,300

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 816,710 41.49 $11.10 $23,100
Facilities Support Services 19,230 13.90 $11.44 $23,790
Lessors of Real Estate 46,160 8.08 $14.12 $29,370
Religious Organizations 11,530 6.12 $12.19 $25,360
Activities Related to Real Estate 31,180 5.08 $12.50 $25,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 15,260 2.49 $23.16 $48,170
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 70 0.16 $19.35 $40,250
Metal Ore Mining (8) (8) $18.13 $37,700
Warehousing and Storage 7,140 0.98 $17.25 $35,870
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $16.43 $34,180


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 220,130 14.56 0.92 $13.24 $27,540
New York 194,820 22.11 1.40 $14.74 $30,650
Texas 168,450 15.00 0.95 $10.20 $21,220
Florida 112,740 14.71 0.93 $10.64 $22,130
Illinois 94,850 16.45 1.04 $13.48 $28,040



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 30,590 25.72 1.63 $13.47 $28,020
New York 194,820 22.11 1.40 $14.74 $30,650
District of Columbia 14,450 21.41 1.35 $14.20 $29,530
South Dakota 8,390 20.51 1.30 $11.00 $22,880
Hawaii 12,510 20.42 1.29 $12.49 $25,980



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 53,630 16.14 1.02 $14.98 $31,160
Alaska 6,020 18.53 1.17 $14.74 $30,660
New York 194,820 22.11 1.40 $14.74 $30,650
Connecticut 29,190 17.73 1.12 $14.45 $30,070
District of Columbia 14,450 21.41 1.35 $14.20 $29,530




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 119,450 22.16 1.40 $15.81 $32,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 62,360 16.62 1.05 $13.87 $28,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 56,180 13.85 0.88 $13.07 $27,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 47,380 16.66 1.05 $10.06 $20,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 43,120 18.13 1.15 $12.72 $26,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 32,470 18.09 1.14 $15.55 $32,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 31,750 14.18 0.90 $10.05 $20,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 28,790 15.46 0.98 $13.68 $28,450
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 28,590 22.66 1.43 $14.73 $30,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 27,790 15.23 0.96 $12.90 $26,840