Occupation Snapshot | Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners, 2015-2019 | January 2021
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.
As of May 2019, there were 2,145,450 people employed in this occupation. The average hourly wage was $14.43 and the average annual wage was $30,010.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In private industry for this occupation, there were 18,680 nonfatal injury and illness cases requiring days away from work during 2019. The incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 157.4.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 45 for janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners during 2019, compared to 48 during 2018.
Wage and employment estimates come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII and CFOI program concepts and definitions see the SOII Handbook of Methods and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: January 26, 2021