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Cleaning Crew Member Demographics in the US

The average employee age for cleaning crew members is 48 years. The cleaning crew member workforce reached a whopping 515,117 in 2020!

Among cleaning crew members, we discovered that 52.7% of them are women, while 42.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among cleaning crew members is White, which makes up 65.6% of all cleaning crew members. Comparatively, there are 15.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of cleaning crew members are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Cleaning Crew Member Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 515,117 cleaning crew members currently employed in the United States.
  • 52.7% of all cleaning crew members are women, while only 42.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed cleaning crew member is 48 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of cleaning crew members is White (65.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.4%) and Black or African American (11.5%).
  • The majority of cleaning crew members are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Cleaning crew members are most in-demand in Orlando, FL.
  • Cleaning crew members are paid an average annual salary of $23,651.
  • Huntsville, AL pays an annual average wage of $20,651, the highest in the US.
  • Cleaning crew members average starting salary is $18,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid cleaning crew members earn as much as $29,000 or more.
  • Minnesota is the best state for cleaning crew members to live.
  • Cleaning crew members are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Cleaning Crew Member Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among cleaning crew members is White, which makes up 65.6% of all cleaning crew members. Comparatively, there are 15.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.3%
  • Black or African American, 11.5%
  • Asian, 4.3%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.4%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Cleaning Crew Members

The chart below shows that 77.4% of cleaning crew members speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 3.5% and French is the third-most popular at 3.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 77.4%
  • German, 3.5%
  • French, 3.0%
  • Portuguese, 2.2%
  • Russian, 1.7%
  • Other, 12.2%

Types of Cleaning Crew Member Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for cleaning crew members. The most common degree for cleaning crew members is high school diploma. In fact, 41% of cleaning crew members earn that degree. A close second is diploma with 10% and rounding it off is associate degree with 9%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma degree, 41%
  • Diploma degree, 10%
  • Associate degree, 9%
  • Bachelors degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 33%

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Cleaning Crew Member Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ cleaning crew members. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most cleaning crew members is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire cleaning crew members.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Cleaning Crew Member Work In

Employees with the cleaning crew member job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most cleaning crew members prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Education

Government

Top Industries Hiring Cleaning Crew Members

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ cleaning crew members. Those industries include hospitality, professional and manufacturing.

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Hospitality

Professional

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Retail

Cleaning Crew Member Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as cleaning crew members. Keep reading to find out what the results for cleaning crew members were.

Cleaning Crew Member Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among cleaning crew members.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Cleaning Crew Member Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the cleaning crew member position over time.

Male
Female
53%
51%
48%
46%
43%
41%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Cleaning Crew Member Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of cleaning crew members changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Cleaning Crew Member Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of cleaning crew members based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Cleaning Crew Member Stay in a Job

By looking over 10,163 cleaning crew members resumes, we figured out that the average cleaning crew member enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 44%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Cleaning Crew Member Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of cleaning crew member employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of cleaning crew members is 40+ years old, which represents 74% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Cleaning Crew Member Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, duct cleaner and solids control technician have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Chambermaid8%84%
Maid Supervisor9%84%
Maid Housekeeper11%85%
Cleaning Crew Member42%53%
Carpet Technician90%6%
Solids Control Technician92%5%
Duct Cleaner93%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Duct Cleaner
Solids Control Technician
Carpet Technician
Cleaning Crew Member
Maid Housekeeper
Maid Supervisor
Chambermaid
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Cleaning Crew Members with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to cleaning crew members.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor6.68%
Motel Maid7.08%
Fumigator7.15%
Cleaning Crew Member7.27%
Lawn Care Technician7.33%
Housekeeping Assistant Manager20.36%

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Cleaning Crew Member Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$26,714
female-income
Female Income
$25,112

Cleaning Crew Member Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$27,888
$27,227
$26,566
$25,905
$25,244
$24,583
$23,922
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Cleaning Crew Member Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Master's Degree$26,659
High School Diploma or Less$27,227
Bachelor's Degree$27,845
Some College/ Associate Degree$28,260

Cleaning Crew Member Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$28,923
$28,260
$27,597
$26,933
$26,270
$25,607
$24,944
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Cleaning Crew Member Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a cleaning crew member can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of cleaning crew members is $41,087. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Cleaning Crew Members Earn The Most?

The map here shows where cleaning crew members earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Cleaning Crew Members Located?

By looking through more than 10,163 resumes, we found that the most popular places for cleaning crew members are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Cleaning Crew Members

Where Are Cleaning Crew Members In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country cleaning crew members are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings