Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
16,480 12.8 % $14.52 $30,200 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.07 $11.07 $14.06 $17.24 $20.31
Annual Wage (2) $18,870 $23,030 $29,250 $35,850 $42,240


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 13,000 0.64 $14.79 $30,770
Residential Building Construction 350 0.05 $14.26 $29,670
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 270 0.04 $15.22 $31,660
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 260 0.19 $16.09 $33,470
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 0.00 $15.45 $32,140

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 13,000 0.64 $14.79 $30,770
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 260 0.19 $16.09 $33,470
Residential Building Construction 350 0.05 $14.26 $29,670
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 90 0.04 $9.14 $19,010
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 270 0.04 $15.22 $31,660

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) $16.64 $34,600
Building Equipment Contractors 70 (7) $16.10 $33,480
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 260 0.19 $16.09 $33,470
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 (7) $15.45 $32,140
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 270 0.04 $15.22 $31,660


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)
Maryland 2,200 0.85 7.10 $10.72 $22,290
California 1,650 0.11 0.89 $18.90 $39,320
New Jersey 1,190 0.30 2.54 $16.15 $33,580
Florida 950 0.12 1.00 $12.39 $25,760
Massachusetts 470 0.14 1.17 $17.25 $35,880




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 2,200 0.85 7.10 $10.72 $22,290
Vermont 200 0.65 5.43 $18.46 $38,400
New Jersey 1,190 0.30 2.54 $16.15 $33,580
Delaware 120 0.27 2.23 $20.01 $41,620
West Virginia 130 0.19 1.56 $11.38 $23,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $21.45 $44,610
Delaware 120 0.27 2.23 $20.01 $41,620
California 1,650 0.11 0.89 $18.90 $39,320
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $18.76 $39,020
Vermont 200 0.65 5.43 $18.46 $38,400





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-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,060 0.81 6.78 $10.88 $22,630
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 150 0.78 6.53 $13.86 $28,830
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.29 2.39 $14.96 $31,110
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.10 0.83 $10.93 $22,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.22 $13.07 $27,190
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.62 5.21 $13.85 $28,810
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.24 2.02 $12.65 $26,300
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.15 $19.23 $39,990




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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,060 0.81 6.78 $10.88 $22,630
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 150 0.78 6.53 $13.86 $28,830
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.62 5.21 $13.85 $28,810
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.29 2.39 $14.96 $31,110
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.24 2.02 $12.65 $26,300
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 60 0.10 0.83 $10.93 $22,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.22 $13.07 $27,190
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.15 $19.23 $39,990




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-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $26.39 $54,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.15 $19.23 $39,990
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.17 $35,720
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.13 $35,630
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $17.11 $35,590
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $16.99 $35,350
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $16.88 $35,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.86 $35,060
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.73 $34,800
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.46 $34,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 140 1.28 10.71 $17.04 $35,440

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 140 1.28 10.71 $17.04 $35,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.40 $36,200
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 140 1.28 10.71 $17.04 $35,440
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.16 $31,540
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.99 $27,010


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016