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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses. Excludes “Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners” (37-2011).


National estimates for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Industry profile for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Geographic profile for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

National estimates for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
351,960 0.7 % $ 14.69 $ 30,550 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.52 $ 11.62 $ 14.08 $ 16.65 $ 18.67
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,890 $ 24,180 $ 29,280 $ 34,620 $ 38,830


Industry profile for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 142,860 15.57 $ 13.19 $ 27,420
Automobile Dealers 80,870 6.63 $ 14.39 $ 29,940
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 16,950 9.53 $ 14.17 $ 29,470
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 11,120 0.52 $ 16.33 $ 33,960
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,820 0.13 $ 27.21 $ 56,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 142,860 15.57 $ 13.19 $ 27,420
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 16,950 9.53 $ 14.17 $ 29,470
Automobile Dealers 80,870 6.63 $ 14.39 $ 29,940
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 1,270 3.91 $ 17.45 $ 36,290
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 5,940 3.63 $ 14.61 $ 30,390

Top paying industries for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,820 0.13 $ 27.21 $ 56,600
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $ 26.15 $ 54,380
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 240 0.01 $ 25.17 $ 52,350
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,300 0.25 $ 24.69 $ 51,350
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 40 0.03 $ 24.16 $ 50,250


Geographic profile for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

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



Map of employment of cleaners of vehicles and equipment by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 51,020 3.09 1.24 $ 16.24 $ 33,770
Texas 37,610 3.08 1.23 $ 13.20 $ 27,460
Florida 21,260 2.47 0.99 $ 13.36 $ 27,780
New York 19,280 2.22 0.89 $ 19.47 $ 40,500
Ohio 13,820 2.66 1.06 $ 14.68 $ 30,530


Map of location quotient of cleaners of vehicles and equipment by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 5,560 4.15 1.66 $ 13.60 $ 28,300
Nebraska 3,970 4.14 1.66 $ 15.15 $ 31,520
North Dakota 1,540 3.91 1.56 $ 14.66 $ 30,490
Arkansas 4,120 3.46 1.38 $ 14.06 $ 29,240
California 51,020 3.09 1.24 $ 16.24 $ 33,770


Map of annual mean wages of cleaners of vehicles and equipment by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 300 0.46 0.18 $ 21.65 $ 45,040
New York 19,280 2.22 0.89 $ 19.47 $ 40,500
Washington 7,190 2.24 0.90 $ 17.24 $ 35,860
Massachusetts 4,250 1.25 0.50 $ 16.56 $ 34,440
New Hampshire 970 1.53 0.61 $ 16.49 $ 34,290



Map of employment of cleaners of vehicles and equipment by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

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 17,920 2.06 0.83 $ 19.64 $ 40,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,040 2.98 1.19 $ 15.70 $ 32,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,420 2.90 1.16 $ 13.65 $ 28,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,830 2.32 0.93 $ 14.97 $ 31,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,280 3.20 1.28 $ 13.62 $ 28,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,710 2.59 1.04 $ 13.38 $ 27,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 5,910 3.86 1.55 $ 15.58 $ 32,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,680 2.53 1.01 $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,610 2.65 1.06 $ 14.92 $ 31,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,450 2.05 0.82 $ 14.80 $ 30,770


Map of location quotient of cleaners of vehicles and equipment by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grand Island, NE 310 7.64 3.06 $ 15.50 $ 32,240
Merced, CA 490 6.80 2.72 $ 15.99 $ 33,260
Lubbock, TX 940 6.58 2.63 $ 12.11 $ 25,180
Modesto, CA 1,170 6.46 2.58 $ 16.14 $ 33,560
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 270 6.37 2.55 $ 16.39 $ 34,080
Lima, OH 300 6.07 2.43 $ 14.73 $ 30,640
Decatur, IL 260 5.81 2.33 $ 16.14 $ 33,570
Hammond, LA 250 5.67 2.27 $ 12.42 $ 25,820
Topeka, KS 600 5.61 2.25 $ 14.28 $ 29,700
Carson City, NV 170 5.55 2.22 $ 12.79 $ 26,590