Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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)
2,103,490 0.6 % $9.91 $20,620 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.25 $7.37 $9.04 $11.74 $15.28
Annual Wage (2) $13,010 $15,320 $18,790 $24,420 $31,780

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Services to buildings and dwellings 690,720 $8.68 $18,040
Elementary and secondary schools 353,350 $11.62 $24,170
Local government (OES designation) 85,390 $11.63 $24,190
Colleges and universities 80,220 $10.92 $22,720
Lessors of real estate 56,790 $10.86 $22,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal service 16,040 $18.16 $37,770
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 3,750 $15.99 $33,270
Basic chemical manufacturing 480 $15.04 $31,280
Sea, coastal, and Great Lakes transportation 90 $14.42 $29,980
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy mfg. 380 $14.30 $29,730

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
District of Columbia 16,240 $10.36 $21,550 2.693%
New York 185,290 $11.72 $24,390 2.246%
Hawaii 12,380 $9.83 $20,440 2.192%
Nevada 24,360 $10.42 $21,670 2.181%
Montana 8,300 $9.36 $19,470 2.060%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 5,700 $12.24 $25,460 1.945%
Massachusetts 56,770 $11.94 $24,830 1.816%
New York 185,290 $11.72 $24,390 2.246%
Connecticut 30,410 $11.64 $24,200 1.862%
Washington 37,680 $11.46 $23,840 1.459%

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
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 6,010 $11.05 $22,980 2.516%
New York, NY PMSA 99,020 $12.71 $26,440 2.489%
Binghamton, NY MSA 2,780 $9.25 $19,240 2.454%
Great Falls, MT MSA 810 $8.97 $18,660 2.413%
Newark, NJ PMSA 22,970 $10.17 $21,150 2.366%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Kokomo, IN MSA 700 $14.23 $29,600 1.461%
Oakland, CA PMSA 12,920 $13.08 $27,200 1.285%
New York, NY PMSA 99,020 $12.71 $26,440 2.489%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 720 $12.47 $25,950 1.073%
Brockton, MA PMSA 1,540 $12.44 $25,870 1.551%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

All Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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