Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
4,426,090 0.3 % $13.47 $28,010 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.71 $9.78 $11.87 $15.66 $20.80
Annual Wage (2) $18,120 $20,340 $24,700 $32,570 $43,260


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 1,751,160 84.39 $13.32 $27,700
Traveler Accommodation 547,000 28.46 $12.05 $25,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 361,550 4.29 $15.30 $31,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 179,220 3.33 $16.45 $34,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 173,870 3.21 $13.44 $27,960

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 1,751,160 84.39 $13.32 $27,700
Traveler Accommodation 547,000 28.46 $12.05 $25,060
Facilities Support Services 39,470 26.50 $12.08 $25,120
Rooming and Boarding Houses 3,120 25.56 $11.92 $24,790
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 9,760 18.28 $11.87 $24,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 16,490 2.61 $22.69 $47,190
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,300 0.59 $19.37 $40,290
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 60 0.03 $18.47 $38,420
Metal Ore Mining 90 0.24 $18.35 $38,160
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $18.03 $37,500


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 478,570 29.97 0.95 $15.19 $31,600
Texas 331,910 28.26 0.90 $11.76 $24,450
Florida 322,780 39.26 1.25 $11.96 $24,880
New York 319,020 35.07 1.11 $16.18 $33,660
Pennsylvania 172,110 29.95 0.95 $13.25 $27,550




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)
Nevada 73,420 57.77 1.83 $14.33 $29,810
Hawaii 35,200 55.68 1.77 $15.85 $32,960
Montana 20,080 44.16 1.40 $12.98 $27,010
Wyoming 11,670 42.27 1.34 $13.59 $28,270
South Dakota 16,780 40.18 1.27 $12.02 $24,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 106,270 30.72 0.97 $16.97 $35,290
Connecticut 57,110 34.27 1.09 $16.25 $33,800
New York 319,020 35.07 1.11 $16.18 $33,660
Hawaii 35,200 55.68 1.77 $15.85 $32,960
Alaska 11,360 35.10 1.11 $15.62 $32,490





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 217,610 33.04 1.05 $16.94 $35,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 102,760 24.35 0.77 $15.06 $31,320
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 99,590 27.37 0.87 $15.25 $31,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 84,660 28.84 0.91 $11.64 $24,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division