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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Industry profile for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Geographic profile for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

National estimates for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,036,680 0.4 % $ 15.32 $ 31,860 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.74 $ 11.80 $ 14.31 $ 17.66 $ 22.26
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,340 $ 24,550 $ 29,760 $ 36,730 $ 46,300


Industry profile for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 824,710 38.32 $ 14.22 $ 29,570
Elementary and Secondary Schools 302,620 3.74 $ 16.76 $ 34,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 73,650 1.32 $ 15.85 $ 32,970
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 64,910 1.21 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 62,130 2.08 $ 16.85 $ 35,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 824,710 38.32 $ 14.22 $ 29,570
Facilities Support Services 29,500 17.62 $ 14.51 $ 30,170
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 17,020 6.37 $ 13.11 $ 27,270
Religious Organizations 9,090 5.07 $ 16.15 $ 33,580
Rooming and Boarding Houses 410 4.60 $ 16.89 $ 35,130

Top paying industries for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,120 0.12 $ 27.32 $ 56,820
Postal Service (federal government) 13,360 2.12 $ 25.90 $ 53,870
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $ 23.77 $ 49,430
Coal Mining 60 0.17 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
Metal Ore Mining 90 0.22 $ 22.50 $ 46,790


Geographic profile for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 214,640 12.98 0.90 $ 17.99 $ 37,410
Texas 169,050 13.83 0.96 $ 13.18 $ 27,420
New York 161,480 18.63 1.29 $ 18.66 $ 38,820
Florida 119,490 13.88 0.96 $ 13.08 $ 27,210
Illinois 92,790 16.51 1.14 $ 15.92 $ 33,120


Map of location quotient of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 26,310 20.41 1.41 $ 14.55 $ 30,260
Hawaii 11,080 20.21 1.40 $ 16.39 $ 34,090
District of Columbia 12,510 18.89 1.31 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
South Dakota 7,890 18.72 1.30 $ 14.33 $ 29,800
New York 161,480 18.63 1.29 $ 18.66 $ 38,820


Map of annual mean wages of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 47,540 14.00 0.97 $ 19.57 $ 40,710
New York 161,480 18.63 1.29 $ 18.66 $ 38,820
Washington 42,470 13.25 0.92 $ 18.32 $ 38,100
District of Columbia 12,510 18.89 1.31 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
California 214,640 12.98 0.90 $ 17.99 $ 37,410



Map of employment of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

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 159,860 18.42 1.27 $ 19.22 $ 39,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 74,890 13.09 0.91 $ 17.58 $ 36,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 68,690 16.23 1.12 $ 16.33 $ 33,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 49,900 17.01 1.18 $ 16.50 $ 34,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 46,200 15.95 1.10 $ 13.00 $ 27,040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40,960 15.43 1.07 $ 16.09 $ 33,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40,780 11.36 0.79 $ 13.92 $ 28,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 38,710 15.78 1.09 $ 13.07 $ 27,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 37,750 14.60 1.01 $ 19.83 $ 41,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 28,710 12.80 0.89 $ 20.21 $ 42,030


Map of location quotient of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 1,140 24.64 1.70 $ 17.65 $ 36,710
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 2,060 24.59 1.70 $ 16.56 $ 34,450
Harrisonburg, VA 1,510 24.53 1.70 $ 13.43 $ 27,930
Logan, UT-ID 1,530 24.04 1.66 $ 13.37 $ 27,810
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 2,000 23.87 1.65 $ 15.70 $ 32,650
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 3,840 23.69 1.64 $ 10.80 $ 22,460
Saginaw, MI 1,760 22.92 1.59 $ 14.18 $ 29,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 20,980 22.83 1.58 $ 14.65 $ 30,480
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 2,650 22.81 1.58 $ 15.96 $ 33,200
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 1,430 22.39 1.55 $ 16.77 $ 34,870