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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Industry profile for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Geographic profile for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

National estimates for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,990,510 0.6 % $ 15.10 $ 31,410 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.80 $ 11.61 $ 13.98 $ 17.60 $ 22.54
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,380 $ 24,140 $ 29,080 $ 36,600 $ 46,870


Industry profile for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 824,960 38.78 $ 14.27 $ 29,680
Elementary and Secondary Schools 294,420 3.57 $ 16.49 $ 34,300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 72,090 1.29 $ 15.25 $ 31,710
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 70,130 1.30 $ 18.26 $ 37,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 67,410 2.22 $ 16.47 $ 34,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 824,960 38.78 $ 14.27 $ 29,680
Facilities Support Services 23,590 14.65 $ 13.61 $ 28,320
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 18,340 6.38 $ 13.44 $ 27,960
Religious Organizations 10,310 5.50 $ 15.25 $ 31,720
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 140 5.01 $ 16.96 $ 35,270

Top paying industries for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 13,390 2.12 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.17 $ 20.06 $ 41,720
Warehousing and Storage 8,860 0.63 $ 19.67 $ 40,920
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 430 0.74 $ 19.64 $ 40,850
Other Information Services 2,660 0.77 $ 19.22 $ 39,970


Geographic profile for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 217,770 13.25 0.93 $ 18.04 $ 37,520
New York 166,340 19.14 1.34 $ 18.12 $ 37,680
Texas 165,940 13.71 0.96 $ 13.02 $ 27,090
Florida 106,200 12.58 0.88 $ 13.46 $ 28,000
Illinois 89,440 15.89 1.11 $ 15.54 $ 32,330




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 8,400 19.70 1.38 $ 14.46 $ 30,090
New York 166,340 19.14 1.34 $ 18.12 $ 37,680
Nevada 23,870 19.09 1.33 $ 15.04 $ 31,290
Hawaii 10,670 18.59 1.30 $ 16.82 $ 34,990
District of Columbia 12,730 18.52 1.29 $ 17.43 $ 36,250




Top paying states for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 40,590 12.70 0.89 $ 19.39 $ 40,330
Massachusetts 50,990 15.22 1.06 $ 18.68 $ 38,850
Connecticut 27,780 18.03 1.26 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
New York 166,340 19.14 1.34 $ 18.12 $ 37,680
California 217,770 13.25 0.93 $ 18.04 $ 37,520





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

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 164,800 18.65 1.30 $ 18.58 $ 38,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 79,660 13.68 0.96 $ 17.45 $ 36,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 69,190 15.86 1.11 $ 15.85 $ 32,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 51,350 16.99 1.19 $ 16.30 $ 33,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 42,130 14.19 0.99 $ 12.52 $ 26,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 41,150 11.47 0.80 $ 14.25 $ 29,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 40,530 15.03 1.05 $ 15.31 $ 31,840
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 40,130 15.42 1.08 $ 18.88 $ 39,280
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 36,370 14.50 1.01 $ 12.75 $ 26,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 31,010 13.30 0.93 $ 20.31 $ 42,250




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Saginaw, MI 2,040 26.91 1.88 $ 14.87 $ 30,920
Harrisonburg, VA 1,620 26.28 1.84 $ 13.00 $ 27,030
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 2,750 24.83 1.73 $ 16.43 $ 34,170
Ithaca, NY 1,080 23.56 1.65 $ 16.47 $ 34,260
Ocean City, NJ 790 22.80 1.59 $ 16.04 $ 33,360
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 1,890 22.61 1.58 $ 15.91 $ 33,090
Pocatello, ID 740 22.02 1.54 $ 11.92 $ 24,800
New Haven, CT 5,930 22.00 1.54 $ 17.93 $ 37,290
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 8,960 21.32 1.49 $ 15.41 $ 32,040
Bangor, ME 1,300 21.28 1.49 $ 14.80 $ 30,770