Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
2,097,380 0.5 % $11.95 $24,850 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.08 $8.89 $10.73 $14.10 $18.17
Annual Wage (2) $16,820 $18,480 $22,320 $29,330 $37,790


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 782,270 42.39 $10.76 $22,370
Elementary and Secondary Schools 323,320 3.90 $13.82 $28,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 81,210 1.48 $13.94 $28,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 78,980 2.72 $13.38 $27,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 58,050 1.11 $12.32 $25,620

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 782,270 42.39 $10.76 $22,370
Facilities Support Services 12,700 9.97 $11.78 $24,510
Lessors of Real Estate 46,900 8.33 $13.15 $27,340
Religious Organizations 11,790 6.40 $12.04 $25,040
Activities Related to Real Estate 31,470 5.52 $12.22 $25,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 14,740 2.33 $23.25 $48,360
Rail Transportation 320 0.14 $19.08 $39,690
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $18.97 $39,460
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.16 $17.66 $36,740
Warehousing and Storage 7,710 1.14 $16.49 $34,290


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 212,630 14.87 0.92 $12.88 $26,780
New York 188,960 22.12 1.37 $14.50 $30,160
Texas 165,140 15.61 0.97 $9.96 $20,730
Florida 108,030 14.85 0.92 $10.38 $21,580
Illinois 100,660 17.85 1.11 $12.64 $26,290




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 29,100 25.81 1.60 $13.28 $27,630
New York 188,960 22.12 1.37 $14.50 $30,160
South Dakota 8,090 20.29 1.26 $10.77 $22,390
Hawaii 11,620 19.75 1.23 $12.36 $25,710
Alaska 6,140 19.26 1.20 $14.52 $30,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 54,070 16.89 1.05 $14.69 $30,550
Alaska 6,140 19.26 1.20 $14.52 $30,200
New York 188,960 22.12 1.37 $14.50 $30,160
Connecticut 27,220 16.80 1.04 $14.05 $29,220
District of Columbia 11,030 16.87 1.05 $13.81 $28,730





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 117,390 22.76 1.41 $15.41 $32,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 66,740 18.33 1.14 $12.80 $26,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 53,410 13.80 0.86 $12.38 $25,750
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 44,640 16.90 1.05 $9.66 $20,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40,100 17.11 1.06 $12.07 $25,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 33,380 19.50 1.21 $15.14 $31,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 32,490 15.49 0.96 $10.18 $21,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 30,470 16.71 1.04 $13.49 $28,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 26,630 15.22 0.95 $12.42 $25,840
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 26,140 21.38 1.33 $15.13 $31,470