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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
2,156,270 0.5 % $13.92 $28,950 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.16 $10.57 $12.55 $16.10 $20.84
Annual Wage (2) $19,060 $21,990 $26,110 $33,490 $43,340


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 883,270 41.14 $12.96 $26,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 320,670 3.75 $15.64 $32,530
Real Estate 71,950 4.44 $15.80 $32,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 71,910 2.36 $15.36 $31,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 69,370 1.27 $16.52 $34,360

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 883,270 41.14 $12.96 $26,950
Facilities Support Services 24,660 15.91 $12.83 $26,680
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 20,920 6.44 $12.37 $25,730
Religious Organizations 11,140 5.67 $13.94 $28,990
Real Estate 71,950 4.44 $15.80 $32,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 14,000 2.21 $24.33 $50,610
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.16 $18.82 $39,140
Warehousing and Storage 7,970 0.70 $18.64 $38,770
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 130 0.13 $17.24 $35,860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 710 0.18 $16.93 $35,220


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 230,750 13.57 0.91 $16.14 $33,570
New York 190,600 20.31 1.36 $16.87 $35,080
Texas 163,760 13.52 0.91 $11.96 $24,870
Florida 124,460 14.46 0.97 $12.24 $25,450
Pennsylvania 90,690 15.51 1.04 $13.81 $28,730




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 29,300 21.75 1.46 $14.61 $30,380
District of Columbia 15,120 21.22 1.42 $15.51 $32,260
New York 190,600 20.31 1.36 $16.87 $35,080
Hawaii 12,860 20.03 1.34 $15.07 $31,350
South Dakota 8,300 19.66 1.32 $12.45 $25,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 54,670 15.31 1.03 $17.10 $35,560
Washington 45,380 13.92 0.93 $16.93 $35,220
New York 190,600 20.31 1.36 $16.87 $35,080
Connecticut 29,290 17.64 1.18 $16.52 $34,360
Alaska 5,160 16.35 1.10 $16.41 $34,130





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 186,460 19.63 1.32 $17.24 $35,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 83,560 13.66 0.92 $16.05 $33,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 68,540 14.77 0.99 $14.73 $30,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 56,820 18.12 1.22 $14.50 $30,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 46,480 13.03 0.87 $12.73 $26,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 44,030 15.46 1.04 $14.83 $30,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 44,000 15.95 1.07 $17.32 $36,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40,890 13.71 0.92 $11.41 $23,730
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40,200 15.52 1.04 $11.93 $24,820
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 37,770 15.61 1.05 $17.60 $36,610