Occupation Snapshot | Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners, 2016–2020 | January 2022
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.
As of May 2020, there were 1,990,510 people employed in this occupation. The average hourly wage was $15.10, and the average annual wage was $31,410.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In private industry for janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners, there were 21,100 nonfatal injury and illness cases involving days away from work in 2020. The incidence rate per 10,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 191.6.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 42 for janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners during 2020, compared to 45 during 2019.
Wage and employment estimates come from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII program concepts, see the definitions page and the SOII Handbook of Methods. For more information on CFOI program concepts, see the definitions page and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: January 27, 2022