Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
2,064,350 0.6 % $9.77 $20,320 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.22 $7.24 $8.85 $11.49 $14.97
Annual Wage (2) $12,940 $15,070 $18,410 $23,900 $31,130

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Services to buildings and dwellings 665,660 $8.50 $17,690 1 251
Elementary and secondary schools 353,820 $11.49 $23,900 2 36
Local government (OES designation) 84,940 $11.61 $24,150 3 32
Colleges and universities 81,340 $10.74 $22,340 4 78
Lessors of real estate 51,080 $10.74 $22,350 5 77

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 4,260 $16.47 $34,260 45 1
Federal government (OES designation) 28,220 $15.67 $32,590 9 2
Metal ore mining 80 $15.08 $31,360 270 3
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy mfg. 420 $14.79 $30,760 205 4
Natural gas distribution 160 $14.40 $29,960 250 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 15,500 $9.56 $19,880 2.607% 416
Hawaii 12,960 $9.76 $20,300 2.343% 475
Nevada 24,840 $10.21 $21,230 2.332% 566
New York 175,280 $11.71 $24,360 2.122% 635
South Dakota 7,500 $8.54 $17,760 2.116% 452

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 5,790 $11.94 $24,830 1.981% 431
Massachusetts 56,950 $11.72 $24,370 1.794% 617
New York 175,280 $11.71 $24,360 2.122% 635
Connecticut 30,800 $11.37 $23,640 1.878% 571
Michigan 70,530 $11.16 $23,210 1.626% 622

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX MSA 3,000 $7.47 $15,540 2.671%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 4,480 $11.02 $22,910 2.446%
Reno, NV MSA 4,680 $9.04 $18,790 2.385%
Newark, NJ PMSA 23,010 $10.05 $20,900 2.378%
Honolulu, HI MSA 9,420 $9.53 $19,820 2.347%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Kokomo, IN MSA 770 $13.68 $28,450 1.620%
Flint, MI PMSA 2,400 $13.60 $28,280 1.492%
New York, NY PMSA 92,280 $12.70 $26,410 2.321%
Danbury, CT PMSA 1,090 $12.66 $26,330 1.224%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 4,030 $12.66 $26,330 2.180%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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