Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
2,101,810 0.5 % $12.09 $25,140 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.14 $8.96 $10.86 $14.24 $18.27
Annual Wage (2) $16,940 $18,640 $22,590 $29,610 $38,000


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 787,450 41.74 $10.94 $22,760
Elementary and Secondary Schools 323,940 3.91 $13.95 $29,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 81,690 1.49 $14.18 $29,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 79,010 2.70 $13.48 $28,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 56,750 1.08 $12.53 $26,060

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 787,450 41.74 $10.94 $22,760
Facilities Support Services 15,460 11.67 $11.87 $24,680
Lessors of Real Estate 46,480 8.21 $13.53 $28,150
Religious Organizations 11,670 6.29 $12.13 $25,230
Activities Related to Real Estate 33,200 5.62 $12.16 $25,300

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 $22.43 $46,650
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $18.98 $39,480
Scheduled Air Transportation 110 0.03 $18.94 $39,390
Metal Ore Mining 80 0.18 $17.98 $37,390
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.19 $16.91 $35,160


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 216,840 14.74 0.93 $13.05 $27,140
New York 189,830 21.98 1.39 $14.66 $30,490
Texas 161,860 14.83 0.94 $10.03 $20,850
Florida 108,150 14.51 0.92 $10.52 $21,890
Illinois 99,150 17.38 1.10 $12.94 $26,910




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 30,010 26.05 1.64 $13.29 $27,630
New York 189,830 21.98 1.39 $14.66 $30,490
Hawaii 12,710 21.10 1.33 $12.59 $26,180
South Dakota 8,320 20.65 1.30 $10.77 $22,400
Alaska 6,180 19.14 1.21 $14.59 $30,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 53,690 16.48 1.04 $14.78 $30,750
New York 189,830 21.98 1.39 $14.66 $30,490
Alaska 6,180 19.14 1.21 $14.59 $30,350
District of Columbia 12,530 18.81 1.19 $14.35 $29,840
Connecticut 27,780 16.99 1.07 $14.03 $29,180





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 114,450 21.83 1.38 $15.78 $32,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 66,850 18.07 1.14 $13.12 $27,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 55,010 13.84 0.87 $12.89 $26,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 44,760 16.23 1.02 $9.66 $20,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 39,890 16.85 1.06 $12.45 $25,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 32,530 18.60 1.17 $15.25 $31,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 30,790 14.32 0.90 $10.00 $20,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 29,320 15.94 1.01 $13.88 $28,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 26,990 15.07 0.95 $12.43 $25,860
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 26,970 21.83 1.38 $15.02 $31,230