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How Much Does a Cleaner Earn In The United States?

Cleaner Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$23,000
$18,000
$23,000
$29,000
Did you know that the average cleaner makes $23,295 per year? That's valued at $11.2 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $18,000 and $29,000, meaning cleaners have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most cleaners find a job with hospitality and professional companies, while others work for education, retail, and hospitality companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Washington, Massachusetts and Connecticut are the top states in the U.S. to pay cleaners the highest salaries.
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Where Cleaners Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where cleaners earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Cleaners Earn In Different Cities?

While a cleaner can average a salary of $23,295 per year, or $11.2 per hour, there are many opportunities for cleaners to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $38,202 per year. Other high-paying locations include Austin, MN, New York, NY and Reno, NV. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $27,000. The highest paying states for cleaners include Washington, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Meanwhile, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary
Seattle, WA
Salary Range32k - 45k$38k$38,202

Austin, MN

Salary Range28k - 37k$32k$32,439
New York, NY
Salary Range26k - 39k$32k$32,382
Reno, NV
Salary Range26k - 37k$32k$31,583
Portland, OR
Salary Range26k - 37k$32k$31,535

Lancaster, CA

Salary Range26k - 36k$31k$30,961

Portland, ME

Salary Range27k - 35k$31k$30,819
Washington, DC
Salary Range25k - 35k$30k$29,753

Bethlehem, PA

Salary Range23k - 34k$28k$28,491
Denver, CO
Salary Range24k - 32k$28k$28,429
$19k
$45k

High Paying Cleaner Jobs

Which Companies Pay Cleaners The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a cleaner, being employed by a company such as Boca Raton or New York State Veterans Home would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Liberty High School also report highly competitive salaries for cleaners.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Boca Raton
Salary Range32k - 37k$35k$35,002
New York State Veterans Home
Salary Range29k - 36k$33k$32,663
Liberty High School
Salary Range27k - 35k$31k$31,343
BENCHMARK
Salary Range27k - 34k$31k$31,045
GlaxoSmithKline
Salary Range28k - 33k$31k$30,585
Walmart
Salary Range29k - 31k$30k$30,494
Columbia University
Salary Range26k - 35k$30k$30,479
Sears Holdings
Salary Range28k - 31k$30k$30,195
Grandville Public Schools
Salary Range26k - 33k$30k$29,659
$23k
$38k

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Cleaner Salary History

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    How Much Do Cleaners Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, cleaner salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that education, retail, and hospitality companies tend to offer much higher salaries for cleaners. For example, cleaners make a whopping average salary of $25,787 while working for education companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $25,688 at retail companies and $25,242 at hospitality companies. But cleaners may want to avoid working in the construction industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $22,969.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Education

    Salary Range22k - 29k$26k$25,787

    Retail

    Salary Range22k - 28k$26k$25,688

    Hospitality

    Salary Range22k - 28k$25k$25,242

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range22k - 27k$25k$24,772

    Health Care

    Salary Range21k - 27k$25k$24,678

    Professional

    Salary Range21k - 27k$24k$24,248

    Government

    Salary Range20k - 26k$24k$23,567
    $20k
    $29k

    How Experience Affects Cleaner Salaries

    The salary for a cleaner can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $27,873
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