Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
2,146,880 0.5 % $12.59 $26,180 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.44 $9.26 $11.27 $14.72 $18.91
Annual Wage (2) $17,550 $19,270 $23,440 $30,610 $39,320


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 823,570 40.59 $11.45 $23,820
Elementary and Secondary Schools 323,990 3.88 $14.46 $30,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 72,370 2.43 $13.97 $29,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 71,480 1.33 $14.95 $31,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 58,620 1.11 $13.07 $27,180

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 823,570 40.59 $11.45 $23,820
Facilities Support Services 25,270 17.64 $11.34 $23,590
Lessors of Real Estate 45,850 7.90 $14.87 $30,930
Religious Organizations 11,640 6.16 $12.29 $25,560
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 17,500 5.34 $11.49 $23,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 16,200 2.63 $22.69 $47,200
Metal Ore Mining (8) (8) $19.20 $39,930
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 60 0.16 $18.90 $39,320
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.27 $38,000
Warehousing and Storage 7,320 0.91 $17.68 $36,770


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 220,000 14.20 0.91 $13.81 $28,720
New York 202,020 22.48 1.44 $15.04 $31,280
Texas 167,210 14.45 0.93 $10.52 $21,880
Florida 112,290 14.17 0.91 $10.90 $22,680
Illinois 93,310 15.94 1.02 $13.74 $28,570



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 31,320 25.40 1.63 $13.50 $28,080
District of Columbia 16,180 23.94 1.54 $14.38 $29,900
New York 202,020 22.48 1.44 $15.04 $31,280
Hawaii 13,330 21.50 1.38 $12.87 $26,780
South Dakota 8,130 19.68 1.26 $11.47 $23,850



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 53,300 15.69 1.01 $15.87 $33,000
Alaska 6,330 19.34 1.24 $15.29 $31,800
Connecticut 29,400 17.72 1.14 $15.08 $31,370
New York 202,020 22.48 1.44 $15.04 $31,280
Washington 40,380 13.53 0.87 $14.63 $30,440




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 142,860 22.05 1.42 $15.87 $33,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 58,410 16.35 1.05 $14.23 $29,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 52,280 12.74 0.82 $13.89 $28,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 46,330 19.17 1.23 $13.08 $27,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 46,230 15.78 1.01 $10.54 $21,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 32,320 13.87 0.89 $10.15 $21,100
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 30,850 17.52 1.13 $16.71 $34,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 29,660 15.77 1.01 $13.40 $27,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 27,280 11.00 0.71 $11.57 $24,060
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 26,670 20.90 1.34 $15.25 $31,730