Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
PRINT:Print
OEWS OEWS Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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

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


National estimates for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Industry profile for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Geographic profile for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

National estimates for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,108,810 0.3 % $ 16.23 $ 33,750 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.90 $ 13.07 $ 14.54 $ 18.19 $ 23.06
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,660 $ 27,180 $ 30,240 $ 37,840 $ 47,960


Industry profile for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,740,590 80.87 $ 16.37 $ 34,040
Traveler Accommodation 383,570 27.90 $ 14.24 $ 29,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools 334,180 4.13 $ 17.18 $ 35,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 178,150 3.18 $ 16.79 $ 34,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 164,390 3.06 $ 19.19 $ 39,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,740,590 80.87 $ 16.37 $ 34,040
Traveler Accommodation 383,570 27.90 $ 14.24 $ 29,620
Facilities Support Services 44,750 26.73 $ 15.16 $ 31,540
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,340 26.08 $ 14.61 $ 30,390
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 9,640 17.37 $ 14.17 $ 29,480

Top paying industries for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 60 0.17 $ 29.68 $ 61,740
Other Investment Pools and Funds 340 2.71 $ 27.34 $ 56,880
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 1,120 0.12 $ 27.32 $ 56,820
Postal Service (federal government) 14,360 2.28 $ 26.36 $ 54,830
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $ 25.67 $ 53,390


Geographic profile for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 450,060 27.23 0.93 $ 19.04 $ 39,600
Texas 330,710 27.05 0.93 $ 14.18 $ 29,500
Florida 297,250 34.54 1.18 $ 14.55 $ 30,270
New York 261,380 30.15 1.03 $ 19.49 $ 40,530
Illinois 166,190 29.58 1.01 $ 16.49 $ 34,310


Map of location quotient of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 27,050 49.33 1.69 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Nevada 56,810 44.07 1.51 $ 15.81 $ 32,880
Montana 19,560 41.60 1.43 $ 15.65 $ 32,550
Wyoming 10,520 40.37 1.38 $ 15.98 $ 33,240
South Dakota 16,360 38.83 1.33 $ 14.70 $ 30,570


Map of annual mean wages of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 94,090 27.72 0.95 $ 20.50 $ 42,640
New York 261,380 30.15 1.03 $ 19.49 $ 40,530
Washington 83,140 25.93 0.89 $ 19.11 $ 39,750
California 450,060 27.23 0.93 $ 19.04 $ 39,600
Connecticut 53,580 34.05 1.17 $ 18.92 $ 39,350



Map of employment of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 262,430 30.24 1.04 $ 20.04 $ 41,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 143,730 25.13 0.86 $ 18.42 $ 38,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 121,510 28.71 0.98 $ 16.91 $ 35,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 88,640 30.23 1.04 $ 17.70 $ 36,820
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 87,660 24.43 0.84 $ 15.07 $ 31,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 83,900 28.96 0.99 $ 14.17 $ 29,480
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 83,730 34.14 1.17 $ 14.58 $ 30,320
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 75,130 28.30 0.97 $ 17.10 $ 35,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 70,050 27.10 0.93 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 57,240 25.53 0.88 $ 21.78 $ 45,300


Map of location quotient of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 5,040 78.56 2.69 $ 19.96 $ 41,510
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 9,210 62.90 2.16 $ 16.30 $ 33,900
Ocean City, NJ 2,140 54.75 1.88 $ 16.05 $ 33,390
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 6,050 52.13 1.79 $ 16.28 $ 33,860
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 2,670 52.02 1.78 $ 15.23 $ 31,670
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 3,880 51.85 1.78 $ 14.54 $ 30,240
The Villages, FL 1,700 50.87 1.74 $ 14.11 $ 29,360
Barnstable Town, MA 4,830 49.86 1.71 $ 20.98 $ 43,640
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 8,040 49.54 1.70 $ 13.27 $ 27,590
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 44,250 48.17 1.65 $ 15.92 $ 33,100