Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses. Exclude "Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners" (37-2011).

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)
333,920 0.9 % $9.49 $19,730 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.10 $7.14 $8.47 $10.67 $14.27
Annual Wage (2) $12,690 $14,860 $17,620 $22,200 $29,690

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automotive repair and maintenance 131,000 $7.93 $16,500
Automobile dealers 81,080 $9.69 $20,160
Automotive equipment rental and leasing 21,390 $9.37 $19,490
Animal slaughtering and processing 8,890 $9.65 $20,070
Gasoline stations 8,410 $7.76 $16,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 1,740 $21.90 $45,540
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 70 $20.90 $43,460
Foundries 360 $20.61 $42,880
Scientific research and development services 100 $19.21 $39,960
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy mfg. 40 $18.77 $39,050

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
Arkansas 4,090 $9.05 $18,830 0.361%
Montana 1,440 $8.18 $17,010 0.352%
Nebraska 3,000 $9.22 $19,180 0.338%
California 46,840 $9.30 $19,340 0.321%
Hawaii 1,820 $10.42 $21,660 0.317%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Michigan 12,660 $12.02 $24,990 0.293%
New York 15,780 $11.95 $24,850 0.190%
Massachusetts 4,730 $11.36 $23,630 0.151%
New Hampshire 1,260 $11.10 $23,080 0.204%
Vermont 390 $10.98 $22,840 0.132%

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
Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA 610 $11.07 $23,030 0.615%
Lubbock, TX MSA 700 $7.82 $16,260 0.595%
Danville, VA MSA 250 $10.09 $20,980 0.575%
Billings, MT MSA 400 $7.53 $15,670 0.542%
Racine, WI PMSA 410 $8.00 $16,630 0.539%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Detroit, MI PMSA 6,550 $14.11 $29,350 0.329%
Fitchburg-Leominster, MA PMSA 70 $12.87 $26,770 0.140%
Rockford, IL MSA 510 $12.49 $25,980 0.302%
Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 80 $12.13 $25,220 0.065%
Worcester, MA-CT PMSA 370 $12.12 $25,210 0.161%

About November 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.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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