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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (Major Group)

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 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 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Industry profile for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Geographic profile for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

National estimates for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,090,370 0.3 % $ 15.75 $ 32,760 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.95 $ 11.89 $ 14.39 $ 18.34 $ 23.89
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,700 $ 24,730 $ 29,940 $ 38,150 $ 49,690


Industry profile for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,751,820 82.36 $ 16.00 $ 33,290
Traveler Accommodation 428,420 28.27 $ 13.86 $ 28,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools 322,850 3.92 $ 16.86 $ 35,060
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 174,500 3.23 $ 18.57 $ 38,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 174,180 3.11 $ 15.71 $ 32,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,751,820 82.36 $ 16.00 $ 33,290
Traveler Accommodation 428,420 28.27 $ 13.86 $ 28,830
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,640 26.33 $ 13.89 $ 28,890
Facilities Support Services 36,460 22.64 $ 14.34 $ 29,830
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 8,390 16.53 $ 13.65 $ 28,380

Top paying industries for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 14,300 2.26 $ 25.92 $ 53,920
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $ 24.40 $ 50,760
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 40 0.21 $ 23.49 $ 48,860
Support Activities for Water Transportation 150 0.17 $ 22.79 $ 47,400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,750 0.46 $ 22.59 $ 46,980


Geographic profile for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 457,750 27.86 0.95 $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Texas 326,660 26.99 0.92 $ 13.77 $ 28,650
Florida 299,420 35.47 1.21 $ 14.25 $ 29,640
New York 273,330 31.45 1.07 $ 18.75 $ 39,000
Illinois 161,000 28.61 0.97 $ 16.06 $ 33,410




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 30,480 53.10 1.81 $ 18.66 $ 38,820
Nevada 55,930 44.71 1.52 $ 15.80 $ 32,870
Wyoming 10,650 40.68 1.38 $ 15.46 $ 32,160
Montana 17,990 39.50 1.34 $ 15.04 $ 31,270
South Dakota 15,720 38.22 1.30 $ 13.81 $ 28,720




Top paying states for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 97,610 29.14 0.99 $ 19.33 $ 40,210
Washington 83,240 26.05 0.89 $ 19.20 $ 39,930
New York 273,330 31.45 1.07 $ 18.75 $ 39,000
California 457,750 27.86 0.95 $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Hawaii 30,480 53.10 1.81 $ 18.66 $ 38,820





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 277,270 31.39 1.07 $ 19.09 $ 39,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 152,960 26.27 0.89 $ 18.32 $ 38,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 123,410 28.29 0.96 $ 16.44 $ 34,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 96,900 32.06 1.09 $ 17.29 $ 35,970
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 86,950 24.23 0.82 $ 15.18 $ 31,570
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 85,570 34.12 1.16 $ 13.92 $ 28,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 83,150 28.01 0.95 $ 13.53 $ 28,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 75,470 27.99 0.95 $ 16.38 $ 34,070
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 73,620 28.29 0.96 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 62,040 26.62 0.91 $ 21.53 $ 44,770




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 5,640 84.19 2.86 $ 19.33 $ 40,200
Ocean City, NJ 2,330 67.00 2.28 $ 15.96 $ 33,200
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 9,460 64.86 2.21 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 4,190 56.37 1.92 $ 16.26 $ 33,820
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 2,750 53.89 1.83 $ 14.79 $ 30,770
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 5,890 53.16 1.81 $ 15.79 $ 32,840
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 8,010 51.78 1.76 $ 12.91 $ 26,850
Port St. Lucie, FL 7,230 49.41 1.68 $ 15.51 $ 32,250
Homosassa Springs, FL 1,470 48.71 1.66 $ 12.90 $ 26,830
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 43,830 48.57 1.65 $ 15.96 $ 33,190