Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
2,161,740 0.5 % $12.99 $27,030 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.65 $9.62 $11.63 $15.14 $19.60
Annual Wage (2) $18,000 $20,000 $24,190 $31,490 $40,760


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 851,690 41.04 $11.93 $24,820
Elementary and Secondary Schools 323,370 3.84 $14.82 $30,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 71,520 2.38 $14.39 $29,940
Local Government (OES Designation) 71,230 1.32 $15.37 $31,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 61,130 1.13 $13.50 $28,080

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 851,690 41.04 $11.93 $24,820
Facilities Support Services 25,380 17.04 $11.49 $23,910
Lessors of Real Estate 41,750 7.17 $15.58 $32,410
Religious Organizations 11,410 5.95 $12.74 $26,500
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 19,090 5.78 $12.02 $25,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 15,780 2.50 $22.39 $46,580
Warehousing and Storage 7,600 0.84 $17.99 $37,410
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.89 $37,200
Metal Ore Mining 90 0.22 $17.86 $37,150
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 40 0.09 $17.22 $35,810


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 224,110 14.04 0.91 $14.59 $30,350
New York 196,790 21.63 1.40 $15.56 $32,370
Texas 168,060 14.31 0.93 $10.96 $22,800
Florida 121,760 14.81 0.96 $11.12 $23,140
Pennsylvania 89,770 15.62 1.01 $12.88 $26,780




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 31,090 24.47 1.59 $13.69 $28,470
New York 196,790 21.63 1.40 $15.56 $32,370
District of Columbia 15,030 21.40 1.39 $14.12 $29,380
Hawaii 13,070 20.68 1.34 $13.45 $27,970
South Dakota 8,330 19.95 1.30 $11.89 $24,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 53,960 15.60 1.01 $16.41 $34,130
Connecticut 30,550 18.34 1.19 $15.68 $32,620
New York 196,790 21.63 1.40 $15.56 $32,370
Alaska 6,240 19.30 1.25 $15.56 $32,370
Washington 42,890 13.98 0.91 $15.11 $31,420





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 138,040 20.96 1.36 $16.35 $34,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 53,160 12.60 0.82 $14.49 $30,140
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 53,100 14.59 0.95 $14.86 $30,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 47,950 19.25 1.25 $13.54 $28,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 44,420 15.13 0.98 $10.86 $22,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 34,670 14.27 0.93 $11.03 $22,940
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 31,610 17.53 1.14 $17.18 $35,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30,670 16.06 1.04 $14.53 $30,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 29,210 11.44 0.74 $11.74 $24,430