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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
4,424,440 0.3 % $13.91 $28,930 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.98 $10.23 $12.32 $16.17 $21.43
Annual Wage (2) $18,680 $21,270 $25,620 $33,640 $44,570


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 1,767,950 83.79 $13.82 $28,750
Traveler Accommodation 551,870 28.18 $12.44 $25,880
Elementary and Secondary Schools 359,210 4.24 $15.73 $32,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 176,680 3.24 $16.89 $35,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 176,080 3.20 $13.91 $28,940

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 1,767,950 83.79 $13.82 $28,750
Traveler Accommodation 551,870 28.18 $12.44 $25,880
Rooming and Boarding Houses 3,290 27.90 $12.68 $26,360
Facilities Support Services 42,950 27.38 $12.41 $25,810
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 9,640 17.09 $12.12 $25,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 15,710 2.45 $23.76 $49,430
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $20.74 $43,150
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,330 0.39 $20.52 $42,680
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,160 0.56 $20.04 $41,680
Metal Ore Mining 80 0.20 $19.42 $40,400


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 478,080 28.64 0.92 $15.86 $32,980
Texas 333,360 28.03 0.90 $12.18 $25,340
Florida 325,860 38.70 1.25 $12.38 $25,750
New York 313,920 34.09 1.10 $16.72 $34,770
Pennsylvania 170,530 29.50 0.95 $13.72 $28,530




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 36,260 57.29 1.85 $16.65 $34,630
Nevada 71,700 54.73 1.76 $14.47 $30,090
Montana 19,830 43.04 1.39 $13.57 $28,220
Wyoming 11,360 42.40 1.37 $14.19 $29,520
South Dakota 17,260 41.14 1.33 $12.43 $25,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 105,700 29.96 0.97 $17.44 $36,280
New York 313,920 34.09 1.10 $16.72 $34,770
Hawaii 36,260 57.29 1.85 $16.65 $34,630
Connecticut 56,270 34.01 1.10 $16.63 $34,600
Alaska 10,430 32.77 1.06 $16.46 $34,240



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 213,820 31.94 1.03 $17.45 $36,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 102,660 23.17 0.75 $15.87 $33,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 98,470 26.89 0.87 $15.27 $31,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 84,870 33.69 1.09 $15.09 $31,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 81,520 27.83 0.90 $12.06 $25,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 67,920 27.26 0.88 $12.90 $26,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 63,950 24.42 0.79 $13.05 $27,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 58,510 29.55 0.95 $13.22 $27,500
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 58,310 48.22 1.55 $12.09 $25,150
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 58,020 60.26 1.94 $14.87 $30,920