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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,145,450 0.5 % $14.43 $30,010 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $11.08 $13.19 $16.80 $21.58
Annual Wage (2) $19,620 $23,050 $27,430 $34,950 $44,880


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 883,360 40.30 $13.43 $27,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools 310,770 3.61 $16.11 $33,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 73,510 1.33 $17.58 $36,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70,920 2.30 $15.93 $33,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 70,100 1.26 $14.75 $30,690

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 883,360 40.30 $13.43 $27,930
Facilities Support Services 24,600 14.95 $13.31 $27,690
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 20,260 6.23 $12.69 $26,400
Religious Organizations 11,340 5.64 $14.57 $30,300
Real Estate 69,930 4.20 $16.74 $34,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 13,780 2.18 $24.59 $51,150
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 30 0.18 $21.40 $44,520
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 80 0.09 $20.43 $42,500
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 110 0.10 $19.28 $40,110
Warehousing and Storage 8,460 0.70 $19.00 $39,530


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 232,970 13.40 0.92 $16.77 $34,870
New York 190,730 20.03 1.37 $17.50 $36,400
Texas 168,160 13.53 0.93 $12.38 $25,760
Florida 116,830 13.28 0.91 $12.77 $26,560
Illinois 94,280 15.65 1.07 $14.80 $30,790




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 29,360 21.08 1.44 $15.32 $31,860
New York 190,730 20.03 1.37 $17.50 $36,400
Delaware 8,840 19.57 1.34 $14.05 $29,220
South Dakota 8,250 19.41 1.33 $12.87 $26,770
Maine 11,450 18.74 1.28 $15.14 $31,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 55,570 15.35 1.05 $17.73 $36,890
Washington 45,060 13.58 0.93 $17.62 $36,650
New York 190,730 20.03 1.37 $17.50 $36,400
Connecticut 30,920 18.57 1.27 $17.17 $35,720
District of Columbia 12,300 17.00 1.16 $16.86 $35,070





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 189,330 19.61 1.34 $17.85 $37,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 85,160 13.65 0.93 $16.39 $34,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 74,570 15.95 1.09 $14.98 $31,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 52,540 16.52 1.13 $15.31 $31,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 44,660 15.96 1.09 $17.93 $37,300
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 44,220 15.37 1.05 $15.05 $31,300
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 43,470 11.89 0.81 $13.15 $27,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 43,170 14.14 0.97 $12.03 $25,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 38,420 14.54 1.00 $12.55 $26,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 32,370 13.09 0.90 $18.69 $38,870