Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
13,530 10.1 % $14.13 $29,390 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.90 $10.50 $13.25 $17.36 $21.07
Annual Wage (2) $18,510 $21,840 $27,570 $36,110 $43,820


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 9,820 0.53 $14.80 $30,780
State Government (OES Designation) 540 0.02 $10.54 $21,930
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 480 0.38 $12.82 $26,670
Local Government (OES Designation) 430 0.01 $11.88 $24,700
Residential Building Construction 280 0.05 $11.62 $24,160

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 9,820 0.53 $14.80 $30,780
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 480 0.38 $12.82 $26,670
Residential Building Construction 280 0.05 $11.62 $24,160
State Government (OES Designation) 540 0.02 $10.54 $21,930
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 90 0.02 $12.79 $26,590

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 110 (7) $17.51 $36,430
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $15.14 $31,490
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 9,820 0.53 $14.80 $30,780
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $14.76 $30,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 150 (7) $13.08 $27,200


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 1,450 0.20 1.92 $13.13 $27,310
California 1,450 0.10 0.98 $17.23 $35,830
Texas 1,320 0.12 1.20 $16.24 $33,780
Maryland 1,250 0.50 4.79 $13.19 $27,430
North Carolina 1,180 0.30 2.93 $12.40 $25,800




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 1,250 0.50 4.79 $13.19 $27,430
North Carolina 1,180 0.30 2.93 $12.40 $25,800
New Jersey 1,030 0.27 2.63 $14.36 $29,870
Delaware 100 0.25 2.36 (8) (8)
Florida 1,450 0.20 1.92 $13.13 $27,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $24.72 $51,410
Massachusetts 170 0.05 0.53 $18.97 $39,460
California 1,450 0.10 0.98 $17.23 $35,830
New York (8) (8) (8) $16.46 $34,240
Texas 1,320 0.12 1.20 $16.24 $33,780





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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 360 0.64 6.16 $14.70 $30,570
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 250 0.23 2.18 $12.41 $25,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.41 $11.45 $23,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.10 0.98 $14.98 $31,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.26 $12.98 $27,000
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.91 $14.66 $30,500
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 90 0.15 1.41 $13.92 $28,960
Dover, DE 80 1.30 12.52 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 70 0.06 0.53 $12.69 $26,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.25 $11.87 $24,700




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)
Dover, DE 80 1.30 12.52 (8) (8)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 360 0.64 6.16 $14.70 $30,570
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 250 0.23 2.18 $12.41 $25,810
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 90 0.15 1.41 $13.92 $28,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.10 0.98 $14.98 $31,160
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.91 $14.66 $30,500
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.09 0.86 $16.45 $34,220
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 70 0.06 0.53 $12.69 $26,390
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 40 0.04 0.42 $10.90 $22,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.41 $11.45 $23,810




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)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $24.84 $51,670
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.62 $42,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.75 $36,930
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.09 0.86 $16.45 $34,220
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $15.52 $32,290
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.16 $31,530
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.10 0.98 $14.98 $31,160
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $14.81 $30,810
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $14.75 $30,680
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 360 0.64 6.16 $14.70 $30,570


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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