Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
15,790 11.7 % $14.57 $30,300 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.35 $11.19 $13.77 $17.44 $21.28
Annual Wage (2) $19,440 $23,280 $28,630 $36,280 $44,250


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 11,790 0.62 $15.19 $31,590
State Government (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $10.50 $21,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 470 0.02 $14.42 $29,990
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 390 0.31 $13.58 $28,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 390 0.01 $13.38 $27,830

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 11,790 0.62 $15.19 $31,590
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 390 0.31 $13.58 $28,260
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 280 0.05 $13.89 $28,900
Residential Building Construction 180 0.03 $11.08 $23,040
State Government (OES Designation) 480 0.02 $10.50 $21,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $16.79 $34,910
Building Equipment Contractors 60 (7) $16.40 $34,100
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 11,790 0.62 $15.19 $31,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 470 0.02 $14.42 $29,990
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 280 0.05 $13.89 $28,900


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)
California 1,690 0.11 0.96 $16.60 $34,530
Maryland 1,410 0.56 4.66 $12.60 $26,220
Florida 1,300 0.17 1.46 $13.34 $27,750
New Jersey 1,210 0.32 2.66 $14.86 $30,920
Illinois 800 0.14 1.18 $13.49 $28,050




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 1,410 0.56 4.66 $12.60 $26,220
New Jersey 1,210 0.32 2.66 $14.86 $30,920
Oregon 390 0.24 1.98 $12.41 $25,810
Delaware 80 0.20 1.64 $23.59 $49,060
Florida 1,300 0.17 1.46 $13.34 $27,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 80 0.20 1.64 $23.59 $49,060
Wisconsin 360 0.13 1.13 $18.57 $38,620
Massachusetts 210 0.07 0.55 $18.12 $37,690
New York (8) (8) (8) $16.86 $35,070
California 1,690 0.11 0.96 $16.60 $34,530





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)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 730 0.57 4.76 $12.75 $26,530
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 620 1.10 9.22 $12.70 $26,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.16 1.30 $12.65 $26,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.16 1.37 $12.19 $25,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.27 $13.43 $27,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 0.41 $11.66 $24,250
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 70 0.05 0.45 $12.06 $25,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.04 0.37 $14.27 $29,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.29 $14.10 $29,330
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.08 0.71 $16.79 $34,930




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 620 1.10 9.22 $12.70 $26,420
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 30 0.64 5.35 $15.24 $31,700
Baltimore-Towson, MD 730 0.57 4.76 $12.75 $26,530
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.16 1.37 $12.19 $25,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.16 1.30 $12.65 $26,310
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.08 0.71 $16.79 $34,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 0.41 $11.66 $24,250
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 70 0.05 0.45 $12.06 $25,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.04 0.37 $14.27 $29,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.29 $14.10 $29,330




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) $25.14 $52,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.83 $47,480
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.95 $43,570
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $18.47 $38,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $18.13 $37,710
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 30 0.08 0.71 $16.79 $34,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $16.52 $34,370
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.51 $34,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $16.45 $34,230
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.58 $32,410


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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