Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other

All building cleaning workers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
12,370 12.8 % $13.89 $28,890 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.56 $10.05 $13.14 $17.08 $20.71
Annual Wage (2) $17,790 $20,900 $27,330 $35,520 $43,070


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 8,170 0.46 $14.47 $30,110
State Government (OES Designation) 540 0.02 $10.33 $21,480
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 410 0.33 $12.44 $25,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $12.55 $26,100
Residential Building Construction 370 0.06 $14.14 $29,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 8,170 0.46 $14.47 $30,110
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 410 0.33 $12.44 $25,870
Residential Building Construction 370 0.06 $14.14 $29,420
State Government (OES Designation) 540 0.02 $10.33 $21,480
Local Government (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $12.55 $26,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $21.21 $44,130
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 8,170 0.46 $14.47 $30,110
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $14.29 $29,730
Residential Building Construction 370 0.06 $14.14 $29,420
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $13.82 $28,750


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 1,000 0.14 1.45 $12.34 $25,660
Pennsylvania 850 0.15 1.59 $11.02 $22,930
Maryland 760 0.31 3.18 $12.43 $25,860
Minnesota 630 0.24 2.53 $13.92 $28,950
New Jersey 460 0.12 1.27 $14.22 $29,580




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 760 0.31 3.18 $12.43 $25,860
Minnesota 630 0.24 2.53 $13.92 $28,950
New Hampshire 130 0.21 2.20 $17.05 $35,460
Oregon 280 0.18 1.83 $14.19 $29,520
Pennsylvania 850 0.15 1.59 $11.02 $22,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $21.01 $43,700
New Hampshire 130 0.21 2.20 $17.05 $35,460
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $16.25 $33,800
California (8) (8) (8) $16.12 $33,540
Georgia 70 0.02 0.20 $15.90 $33,070





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.25 2.59 $11.94 $24,830
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 190 0.20 2.03 $14.10 $29,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.30 $15.55 $32,350
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 1.01 $14.46 $30,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.21 $13.68 $28,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 0.56 (8) (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.48 (8) (8)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 40 0.04 0.46 $11.32 $23,540
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.07 0.74 $13.82 $28,750
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 30 0.11 1.11 $12.60 $26,210




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.25 2.59 $11.94 $24,830
Salinas, CA 30 0.20 2.07 $10.84 $22,550
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 190 0.20 2.03 $14.10 $29,340
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 30 0.11 1.11 $12.60 $26,210
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 1.01 $14.46 $30,070
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.07 0.74 $13.82 $28,750
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.48 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 60 0.05 0.56 (8) (8)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 40 0.04 0.46 $11.32 $23,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.30 $15.55 $32,350




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.35 $42,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.82 $34,990
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.25 $33,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.30 $15.55 $32,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $15.29 $31,800
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $15.29 $31,800
Bend, OR (8) (8) (8) $15.23 $31,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $14.94 $31,080
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 1.01 $14.46 $30,070
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $14.45 $30,070


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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