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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
4,429,100 0.3 % $15.03 $31,250 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.55 $11.24 $13.62 $17.55 $22.92
Annual Wage (2) $19,860 $23,390 $28,330 $36,510 $47,670


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 1,814,090 82.77 $15.15 $31,510
Traveler Accommodation 565,820 27.56 $13.47 $28,010
Elementary and Secondary Schools 342,270 3.98 $16.51 $34,350
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 182,420 3.29 $17.97 $37,370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 174,730 3.13 $15.08 $31,370

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 1,814,090 82.77 $15.15 $31,510
Rooming and Boarding Houses 3,250 27.81 $14.07 $29,270
Traveler Accommodation 565,820 27.56 $13.47 $28,010
Facilities Support Services 37,620 22.86 $13.84 $28,780
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 9,530 16.11 $12.99 $27,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $25.87 $53,810
Postal Service (federal government) 14,560 2.31 $24.94 $51,880
Support Activities for Water Transportation 170 0.18 $22.50 $46,810
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 50 0.26 $22.38 $46,550
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,870 0.53 $22.18 $46,140


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 488,960 28.13 0.93 $17.46 $36,320
Texas 340,670 27.40 0.91 $13.10 $27,250
Florida 321,970 36.61 1.21 $13.61 $28,300
New York 311,150 32.67 1.08 $18.19 $37,840
Illinois 172,840 28.68 0.95 $15.35 $31,920




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 36,220 57.00 1.89 $18.19 $37,840
Nevada 70,720 50.78 1.68 $15.71 $32,670
Montana 19,490 41.64 1.38 $14.26 $29,650
South Dakota 17,170 40.38 1.34 $13.14 $27,340
Wyoming 10,950 40.05 1.33 $14.93 $31,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 107,080 29.58 0.98 $18.40 $38,270
New York 311,150 32.67 1.08 $18.19 $37,840
Hawaii 36,220 57.00 1.89 $18.19 $37,840
District of Columbia 21,490 29.71 0.99 $18.04 $37,530
Connecticut 55,830 33.53 1.11 $17.76 $36,930





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 312,060 32.32 1.07 $18.48 $38,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 165,810 26.57 0.88 $17.16 $35,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 133,880 28.63 0.95 $15.66 $32,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 103,140 32.44 1.08 $16.36 $34,030
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 92,370 34.96 1.16 $13.51 $28,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 91,180 24.93 0.83 $14.26 $29,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 87,320 28.61 0.95 $12.83 $26,680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 82,120 28.55 0.95 $15.91 $33,090
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80,960 28.94 0.96 $18.60 $38,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 66,440 26.88 0.89 $20.16 $41,940