Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
2,164,040 0.5 % $13.41 $27,900 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.93 $10.06 $12.02 $15.52 $20.11
Annual Wage (2) $18,580 $20,920 $24,990 $32,280 $41,820


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 862,990 40.90 $12.33 $25,640
Elementary and Secondary Schools 324,500 3.83 $15.28 $31,780
Real Estate 73,150 4.65 $15.27 $31,770
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 70,810 1.30 $15.74 $32,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70,440 2.33 $14.81 $30,810

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 862,990 40.90 $12.33 $25,640
Facilities Support Services 28,150 17.95 $11.86 $24,670
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 20,630 6.24 $12.35 $25,690
Religious Organizations 11,280 5.82 $13.33 $27,720
Real Estate 73,150 4.65 $15.27 $31,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 14,970 2.33 $23.45 $48,770
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.19 $18.96 $39,440
Warehousing and Storage 8,080 0.80 $17.88 $37,180
Coal Mining 130 0.26 $17.29 $35,970
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 770 0.20 $16.80 $34,950


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 227,050 13.60 0.90 $15.34 $31,910
New York 193,940 21.06 1.39 $16.09 $33,470
Texas 164,450 13.83 0.91 $11.48 $23,870
Florida 125,700 14.93 0.98 $11.53 $23,980
Pennsylvania 89,920 15.55 1.02 $13.51 $28,090




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 29,310 22.37 1.47 $14.02 $29,150
District of Columbia 15,790 22.30 1.47 $14.87 $30,940
New York 193,940 21.06 1.39 $16.09 $33,470
Hawaii 12,910 20.40 1.34 $14.02 $29,160
South Dakota 8,480 20.22 1.33 $12.06 $25,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 54,960 15.58 1.03 $16.97 $35,300
Alaska 5,880 18.48 1.22 $16.29 $33,880
New York 193,940 21.06 1.39 $16.09 $33,470
Connecticut 30,770 18.60 1.23 $15.80 $32,860
Washington 44,680 14.02 0.92 $15.79 $32,830



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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 135,680 20.27 1.34 $16.77 $34,890
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 55,350 15.11 1.00 $14.61 $30,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 53,630 12.10 0.80 $15.52 $32,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 48,240 19.15 1.26 $14.08 $29,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 39,700 13.55 0.89 $11.34 $23,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 36,360 14.59 0.96 $11.64 $24,210
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 31,580 17.17 1.13 $17.90 $37,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 30,200 11.53 0.76 $12.06 $25,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30,120 15.59 1.03 $14.97 $31,140
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 26,190 20.10 1.32 $16.81 $34,950