Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2007

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)
2,112,870 0.5 % $10.92 $22,710 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.13 $8.15 $10.00 $12.86 $16.48
Annual Wage (2) $14,820 $16,950 $20,800 $26,760 $34,280

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 751,260 $9.67 $20,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools 347,520 $12.76 $26,550
Local Government (OES designation) 82,430 $12.90 $26,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 75,330 $12.12 $25,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 51,260 $11.32 $23,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal Service 16,020 $20.59 $42,840
Couriers 480 $17.16 $35,690
Warehousing and Storage 7,990 $15.40 $32,040
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 510 $15.03 $31,260
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 2,700 $14.77 $30,710

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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 16,540 $11.74 $24,430 2.664%
Nevada 29,610 $11.58 $24,080 2.303%
North Dakota 6,970 $10.35 $21,520 2.038%
New York 171,440 $12.68 $26,380 2.013%
South Dakota 7,760 $9.62 $20,010 1.993%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 5,880 $14.27 $29,690 1.948%
Connecticut 31,260 $13.04 $27,130 1.858%
Massachusetts 54,590 $12.99 $27,020 1.702%
New York 171,440 $12.68 $26,380 2.013%
Rhode Island 7,310 $12.58 $26,160 1.505%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Greenville, NC 2,170 $8.73 $18,150 2.990%
Champaign-Urbana, IL 2,690 $13.30 $27,660 2.693%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 23,300 $11.90 $24,750 2.498%
Grand Forks, ND-MN 1,200 $10.75 $22,360 2.407%
Harrisonburg, VA 1,420 $9.33 $19,410 2.390%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Fairbanks, AK 540 $15.57 $32,390 1.487%
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 1,140 $14.29 $29,730 1.296%
Lynn-Peabody-Salem, MA NECTA Division 1,180 $14.21 $29,560 1.160%
Anchorage, AK 2,880 $14.05 $29,220 1.771%
Barnstable Town, MA 950 $13.75 $28,610 0.975%

About May 2007 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2007 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2007 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 3, 2008

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