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Custodian/Substitute Custodian Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$33,000
$26,000
$33,000
$41,000
Custodians/substitute custodians in the United States make an average salary of $33,255 per year or $15.99 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $41,000. If you like following the crowd, professional and education companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out manufacturing, education, and utilities companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Washington, Vermont, California, and Hawaii provide the highest custodian/substitute custodian salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Newark, NJ
$30,807
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Map of Custodian/Substitute Custodian Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Custodian/Substitute Custodian Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Massachusetts, Washington and Vermont, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for custodians/substitute custodians. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

City
Average Salary
San Luis Obispo, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
$34,979
$35k
Brentwood, NY
Brentwood, NY
$32,376
$32k
Newark, NJ
Newark, NJ
$30,807
$31k
Billings, MT
Billings, MT
$29,239
$29k
Frederick, MD
Frederick, MD
$27,154
$27k
Lafayette, LA
Lafayette, LA
$24,444
$24k
Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, NM
$24,312
$24k

High Paying Custodian/Substitute Custodian Jobs

Average Custodian/Substitute Custodian Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a custodian/substitute custodian, working for Roadrunner Markets or Polk County School District might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Washington High School and Central High School report highly competitive salaries for custodians/substitute custodians.

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Custodian/Substitute Custodian Salary History

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    Average Custodian/Substitute Custodian Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, custodian/substitute custodian salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, education, and utilities companies tend to offer much higher salaries for custodians/substitute custodians. For example, custodians/substitute custodians make a whopping average salary of $35,735 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $33,587 at education companies and $33,331 at utilities companies. But custodians/substitute custodians may want to avoid working in the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $30,883.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $35,735
    $36k
    Education
    Education
    $33,587
    $34k
    Utilities
    Utilities
    $33,331
    $33k
    Professional
    Professional
    $31,715
    $32k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $30,883
    $31k

    Custodian/Substitute Custodian Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a custodian/substitute custodian 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.

    Recently Added Custodian/Substitute Custodian Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Substitute Custodian
    Substitute Custodian
    Holland, OH
    Holland, OH
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $24,001
    $24,001
    10/20/2020
    Naperville Community Unit School District 203
    Naperville Community Unit School District 203
    Custodian-Substitute Job Opportunity With Potential for
    Custodian-Substitute Job Opportunity With Potential for
    Custodian-Substitute Job Opportunity With Potential for
    Naperville, IL
    Naperville, IL
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/16/2020
    Substitute-Custodian
    Substitute-Custodian
    Landisville, PA
    Landisville, PA
    10/14/2020
    10/14/2020
    $22,811
    $22,811
    10/14/2020
    Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25
    Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25
    Substitute Custodian
    Substitute Custodian
    Substitute Custodian
    Pocatello, ID
    Pocatello, ID
    10/10/2020
    10/10/2020
    $20,870
    $20,870
    10/10/2020
    Substitute Custodian
    Substitute Custodian
    Newtown, PA
    Newtown, PA
    10/07/2020
    10/07/2020
    $38,693
    $38,693
    10/07/2020
    Helena School District
    Helena School District
    Substitute Custodians
    Substitute Custodians
    Substitute Custodians
    Helena, MT
    Helena, MT
    10/06/2020
    10/06/2020
    $29,489
    $29,489
    10/06/2020
    Custodian Substitutes
    Custodian Substitutes
    Downingtown, PA
    Downingtown, PA
    09/26/2020
    09/26/2020
    $30,408
    $30,408
    09/26/2020
    Creston Community School District
    Creston Community School District
    Substitute Custodian
    Substitute Custodian
    Substitute Custodian
    Creston, IA
    Creston, IA
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $30,971
    $30,971
    09/24/2020
    Granby Public Schools
    Granby Public Schools
    Substitute Custodian
    Substitute Custodian
    Substitute Custodian
    Granby, CT
    Granby, CT
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $44,119
    $44,119
    09/24/2020
    Region 14
    Region 14
    Custodian, Substitute, 2Nd Shift
    Custodian, Substitute, 2Nd Shift
    Custodian, Substitute, 2Nd Shift
    Bethlehem, CT
    Bethlehem, CT
    09/22/2020
    09/22/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    09/22/2020