Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
4,291,410 0.3 % $12.51 $26,010 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.18 $9.04 $11.04 $14.60 $19.22
Annual Wage (2) $17,020 $18,800 $22,970 $30,360 $39,980


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 1,597,370 84.68 $12.23 $25,440
Traveler Accommodation 518,700 29.27 $11.09 $23,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 370,140 4.47 $14.46 $30,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 200,670 3.66 $15.16 $31,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 181,440 3.44 $12.51 $26,030

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 1,597,370 84.68 $12.23 $25,440
Traveler Accommodation 518,700 29.27 $11.09 $23,060
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 10,690 22.15 $11.20 $23,300
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,530 21.68 $11.01 $22,900
Facilities Support Services 23,350 17.62 $12.24 $25,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 15,860 2.59 $22.63 $47,070
Scheduled Air Transportation 130 0.03 $20.13 $41,880
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $19.45 $40,460
Rail Transportation 400 0.18 $19.16 $39,860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,760 0.71 $18.10 $37,650


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 466,670 31.71 0.98 $13.68 $28,460
Texas 315,870 28.94 0.89 $10.64 $22,140
New York 311,340 36.05 1.11 $15.31 $31,840
Florida 287,220 38.54 1.19 $11.23 $23,360
Illinois 189,110 33.15 1.02 $13.04 $27,120




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)
Hawaii 37,210 61.79 1.91 $14.56 $30,280
Nevada 67,490 58.59 1.81 $13.99 $29,110
South Dakota 16,480 40.90 1.26 $10.99 $22,850
Wyoming 11,350 40.68 1.26 $12.86 $26,740
Montana 17,410 39.65 1.22 $11.78 $24,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 102,600 31.49 0.97 $15.44 $32,120
New York 311,340 36.05 1.11 $15.31 $31,840
District of Columbia 19,300 28.98 0.90 $15.30 $31,820
Connecticut 57,150 34.94 1.08 $14.74 $30,660
Hawaii 37,210 61.79 1.91 $14.56 $30,280





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 180,320 34.40 1.06 $16.55 $34,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 122,470 33.09 1.02 $13.32 $27,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 106,170 26.71 0.83 $13.24 $27,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 78,890 28.61 0.88 $10.52 $21,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 76,800 32.44 1.00 $13.32 $27,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 61,990 28.84 0.89 $10.73 $22,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 61,350 26.58 0.82 $12.14 $25,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 56,680 30.80 0.95 $14.32 $29,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 55,310 31.62 0.98 $15.94 $33,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 55,060 30.91 0.95 $11.53 $23,980