Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers ; First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers ; Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners ; Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners ; Building Cleaning Workers, All Other ; Pest Control Workers ; Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers ; Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation ; Tree Trimmers and Pruners ; Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,246,260 0.3 % $12.34 $25,670 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $8.95 $10.91 $14.44 $18.93
Annual Wage (2) $16,890 $18,630 $22,690 $30,030 $39,360


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 1,561,330 84.60 $12.01 $24,990
Traveler Accommodation 510,530 29.32 $10.94 $22,740
Elementary and Secondary Schools 369,240 4.46 $14.37 $29,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 198,550 3.63 $15.02 $31,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 183,280 3.50 $12.25 $25,480

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 1,561,330 84.60 $12.01 $24,990
Traveler Accommodation 510,530 29.32 $10.94 $22,740
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 11,840 25.34 $10.85 $22,560
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,560 22.75 $10.58 $22,010
Facilities Support Services 20,680 16.23 $12.19 $25,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 15,370 2.43 $23.42 $48,710
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $19.45 $40,460
Rail Transportation 400 0.18 $18.35 $38,160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,040 0.76 $17.69 $36,800
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.16 $17.66 $36,740


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 452,020 31.60 0.97 $13.47 $28,010
New York 310,610 36.36 1.12 $15.14 $31,500
Texas 309,410 29.25 0.90 $10.53 $21,890
Florida 282,710 38.87 1.19 $11.10 $23,090
Illinois 187,520 33.24 1.02 $12.81 $26,650




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 66,750 59.22 1.82 $13.71 $28,520
Hawaii 34,410 58.50 1.79 $14.28 $29,700
South Dakota 16,260 40.77 1.25 $10.91 $22,690
Wyoming 11,070 39.81 1.22 $12.59 $26,190
Montana 17,200 39.77 1.22 $11.56 $24,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 99,060 30.94 0.95 $15.36 $31,960
New York 310,610 36.36 1.12 $15.14 $31,500
District of Columbia 21,130 32.33 0.99 $14.76 $30,690
Connecticut 57,470 35.46 1.09 $14.47 $30,100
Hawaii 34,410 58.50 1.79 $14.28 $29,700





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 183,330 35.55 1.09 $16.29 $33,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 118,440 32.53 1.00 $13.04 $27,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 102,110 26.38 0.81 $12.82 $26,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 78,320 33.42 1.03 $13.06 $27,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 76,680 29.04 0.89 $10.41 $21,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 62,060 29.59 0.91 $10.75 $22,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 61,910 27.37 0.84 $11.94 $24,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 57,450 31.51 0.97 $14.03 $29,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 54,500 31.51 0.97 $11.56 $24,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 53,750 31.41 0.96 $15.91 $33,090