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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
4,421,980 0.3 % $14.43 $30,020 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.24 $10.71 $12.91 $16.81 $22.14
Annual Wage (2) $19,220 $22,280 $26,840 $34,970 $46,040


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 1,792,760 83.51 $14.48 $30,110
Traveler Accommodation 560,190 28.01 $12.89 $26,800
Elementary and Secondary Schools 353,350 4.13 $16.06 $33,410
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 176,100 3.21 $17.31 $36,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 176,050 3.17 $14.45 $30,060

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 1,792,760 83.51 $14.48 $30,110
Traveler Accommodation 560,190 28.01 $12.89 $26,800
Rooming and Boarding Houses 3,260 27.31 $13.51 $28,100
Facilities Support Services 39,500 25.49 $13.32 $27,710
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 9,520 16.32 $12.54 $26,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Investment Pools and Funds 90 1.06 $25.72 $53,490
Postal Service (federal government) 14,760 2.33 $24.67 $51,310
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $23.95 $49,820
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,780 0.52 $21.45 $44,620
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,970 0.50 $21.05 $43,790


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 481,580 28.32 0.93 $16.60 $34,530
Texas 334,620 27.62 0.90 $12.60 $26,200
Florida 329,130 38.23 1.25 $13.01 $27,060
New York 310,580 33.09 1.08 $17.54 $36,470
Pennsylvania 168,930 28.89 0.95 $14.07 $29,260




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 37,720 58.78 1.92 $17.18 $35,730
Nevada 70,830 52.58 1.72 $15.11 $31,420
Montana 19,970 43.11 1.41 $14.16 $29,450
Wyoming 11,120 41.29 1.35 $14.39 $29,920
South Dakota 16,750 39.66 1.30 $12.83 $26,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 105,470 29.53 0.97 $17.74 $36,900
New York 310,580 33.09 1.08 $17.54 $36,470
Hawaii 37,720 58.78 1.92 $17.18 $35,730
Alaska 9,580 30.37 0.99 $16.96 $35,280
Washington 89,490 27.46 0.90 $16.94 $35,230





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 307,930 32.42 1.06 $17.81 $37,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 161,260 26.36 0.86 $16.48 $34,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 128,070 27.59 0.90 $15.25 $31,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 105,260 33.57 1.10 $15.58 $32,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 94,990 36.67 1.20 $12.92 $26,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 93,020 26.07 0.85 $13.58 $28,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 84,500 28.33 0.93 $12.21 $25,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80,770 28.35 0.93 $15.32 $31,860
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80,230 29.08 0.95 $17.88 $37,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 71,330 29.49 0.97 $18.61 $38,700