How Much Do Janitors and Cleaners Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Janitors and Cleaners

Janitors and 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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$31410 per year
Hourly wage
$15 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$20,380 to $24,140 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $12 per hour

Entry-level Janitors and Cleaners with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $20,380 to $24,140 per year or $10 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Janitors and Cleaners to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $23 $46,870
Senior (Top 25%) $18 $36,600
Middle (Mid 50%) $14 $29,080
Junior (Bottom 25%) $12 $24,140
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $20,380

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $19 $40,330
MA $19 $38,850
CT $18 $37,730
NY $18 $37,680
CA $18 $37,520
DC $17 $36,250
AK $17 $35,860
HI $17 $34,990
MN $17 $34,670
NJ $16 $34,030

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Janitor and Cleaner is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Janitors and Cleaners are in the states of WA, MA, CT, NY and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Postal Service (Federal Government) $53040 $25.50
Metal Ore Mining $41720 $20.06
Warehousing and Storage $40920 $19.67
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $40850 $19.64
Other Information Services $39970 $19.22
Support Activities for Water Transportation $39300 $18.89
Rail Transportation $39230 $18.86
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $39230 $18.86
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $38750 $18.63
Local Government $37990 $18.26
Scheduled Air Transportation $37960 $18.25
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $37900 $18.22
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $37790 $18.17
Other Investment Pools and Funds $37770 $18.16
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $37210 $17.89
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $36940 $17.76
Coal Mining $36720 $17.66
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation $36340 $17.47
Federal Executive Branch $35930 $17.27
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing $35620 $17.13
Software Publishers $35490 $17.06
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $35430 $17.04
Real Estate $35420 $17.03
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing $35270 $16.96
Scientific Research and Development Services $35230 $16.94
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $35120 $16.88
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $35010 $16.83
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $35000 $16.83
Grain and Oilseed Milling $34920 $16.79
Junior Colleges $34630 $16.65

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