Here’s How Much Money Janitors Make in Your State

Africa Studio / Shutterstock.com

We humans make big messes all over the place — restaurants, offices, public restrooms and schools. Janitors do the dirty work to make it all sparkly and clean again, only for us to trash it all again the next day.

Surely, janitors don’t get nearly enough credit, much less enough money, for all their hard work. But how much, or little, do these folks get paid?

Nationally, janitors and cleaners earn an average of $28,950 per year as of 2018, the latest year for which data is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

From state to state, though, those figures can vary. In the top-ranked state for janitor and cleaner wages, the average worker earns about $13,500 more each year than in the lowest-ranked state.

Read on to see where pay for janitors and cleaners in your state ranks compared with other states, and how many full- and part-time workers are employed in those jobs there.

This group excludes maids and housekeeping cleaners. These salaries are for workers who do heavy cleanup in buildings — cleaning floors and shampooing carpet, washing walls and glass and picking up trash. They may also have maintenance duties, from tending furnaces and boilers to clearing sidewalks of snow and debris.

9 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive
9 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

These products from Amazon add elegance to your home without the expense.

7 Ways to Shop at Costco Without a Membership
7 Ways to Shop at Costco Without a Membership

You don’t necessarily need to join to get in on the warehouse store’s savings.

12 Products to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized
12 Products to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized

These items will help put your vehicular mess to rest — and each is available for less than $20 on Amazon.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Add a Comment

Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.