Updated February 9, 2022
Average General Cleaner Salary
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$26,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$20,000 yearly
$20,000
10 %
$26,000
Median
$32,000
90 %
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What is a General Cleaner's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15
75th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14
Average$26,236$2,186$13
25th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11
10th Percentile$20,000$1,667$10

Average General Cleaner Salary By State

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General Cleaner average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$19,863$9.55267
Alaska$30,251$14.5479
Arizona$25,327$12.18431
Arkansas$21,529$10.35171
California$29,956$14.405,716
Colorado$27,382$13.16332
Connecticut$30,980$14.89513
Delaware$21,731$10.45229
District of Columbia$29,304$14.09217
Florida$22,824$10.971,402
Georgia$20,235$9.73593
Hawaii$28,095$13.5186
Idaho$22,086$10.62351
Illinois$25,404$12.21986
Indiana$24,226$11.65540
Iowa$25,143$12.09324
Kansas$22,414$10.78225
Kentucky$22,442$10.79331
Louisiana$19,168$9.22218
Maine$27,733$13.33231
Maryland$24,928$11.98341
Massachusetts$29,992$14.421,293
Michigan$24,588$11.82734
Minnesota$27,608$13.27413
Mississippi$18,106$8.70138
Missouri$23,886$11.48477
Montana$23,794$11.4484
Nebraska$23,873$11.48346
Nevada$24,914$11.98140
New Hampshire$28,471$13.69277
New Jersey$28,906$13.901,246
New Mexico$19,865$9.55106
New York$29,414$14.142,165
North Carolina$21,645$10.41499
North Dakota$24,835$11.94154
Ohio$24,193$11.631,165
Oklahoma$22,661$10.89200
Oregon$31,722$15.25681
Pennsylvania$25,161$12.102,360
Rhode Island$28,221$13.57208
South Carolina$19,452$9.35283
South Dakota$25,782$12.40123
Tennessee$22,054$10.60396
Texas$22,012$10.581,373
Utah$25,658$12.34215
Vermont$28,753$13.8279
Virginia$21,746$10.45559
Washington$32,785$15.761,139
West Virginia$21,791$10.48129
Wisconsin$24,830$11.94623
Wyoming$25,365$12.1951

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Vancouver, WA$34,456$16.57
Portland, OR$31,424$15.11
Boston, MA$30,064$14.45
Sioux Falls, SD$25,870$12.44
Wausau, WI$25,741$12.38
Rockford, IL$25,573$12.29

How much does a General Cleaner make?

The average General Cleaner salary is $26,236 per year, or $12.61 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $20,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $32,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Oregon, Connecticut, Alaska, and Massachusetts provide the highest General Cleaner salaries.

Average General Cleaner Salary Over Time

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    General Cleaner Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$26,200$12.61+5.7%
    2021$24,700$11.90+4.8%
    2020$23,600$11.33+4.3%
    2019$22,500$10.84+3.2%
    2018$21,800$10.49+3.1%

    How Much Do General Cleaners Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, General Cleaner salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Professional, Utilities, and Manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for General Cleaners. For example, General Cleaners make a whopping average salary of $24,994 while working for Professional companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $24,971 at Utilities companies and $24,923 at Manufacturing companies. But General Cleaners may want to avoid working in the Hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $24,895.

    Highest Paying Industries For General Cleaners

    RankIndustryAverage General Cleaner SalaryGeneral Cleaner Salary Range
    1Professional
    $24,994
    $22k
    $27k
    2Utilities
    $24,971
    $22k
    $27k
    3Manufacturing
    $24,923
    $22k
    $27k
    4Hospitality
    $24,895
    $22k
    $27k

    High Paying General Cleaner Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    General Cleaner Salary
    Housekeepers are responsible for taking care of their employers' houses. They are usually tasked to do work related to cleaning. Their primary responsibilities include sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping floors, managing recycling, taking out the trash, dusting surfaces, cleaning the bathroom, among others. They are also responsible for doing laundry, folding clothes, and storing clothes in cabinets. They may also be given additional responsibilities such as shopping for groceries, managing and stocking the pantry, cooking, walking pets and watering the plants. Housekeepers should be responsible, trustworthy, and knowledgeable on housework.
    Day Porter

    Avg. salary: $28,352

    Day porters are skilled employees who are responsible for conducting daily building maintenance at a facility to ensure it looks neat and presentable to the public. These porters are required to clean all common room areas such as the kitchen, cafeteria, and lobby as well as prepare conference rooms before and after meetings. They must complete minor repairs and place safety hazard signs in the building to warn customers and employees. Day porters must also provide service washrooms while responding to major spills or other cleaning crises.
    Rooming House Keeper

    Avg. salary: $25,748

    The extent of a rooming house keeper's responsibilities will vary on the organization or industry where one is employed. Most of the time, it is their job to perform various household chores such as cleaning bedrooms and bathrooms, washing dishes, doing the laundry, and even vacuuming particular areas. There are also instances where they must prepare meals, arrange closets, iron and fold pieces of clothing, and discard trash. Furthermore, it is essential to coordinate with other employees at all times and adhere to the directions of employers.
    Housekeeping Aide

    Avg. salary: $27,099

    The primary job of a housekeeping aide is to maintain the cleanliness of an assigned area, including hospital rooms, hotel rooms, and corridors. This role will require you to perform various housekeeping chores as requested by the housekeeping manager, such as cleaning the restrooms and kitchens. You will be responsible for keeping the office pantries tidy and ensuring the availability of supplies for beverages such as chocolate and coffee at all times. Other duties include cleaning floors, clearing away garbage, and attending to the needs of guests.
    Porter

    Avg. salary: $28,726

    A porter is responsible for managing the building's cleanliness and orderliness, together with the cleaning maintenance team. Duties of a porter include ensuring the premises' safety, operating cleaning tools and equipment, and performing basic troubleshooting for defective machines. Other tasks include assisting visitors with their inquiries, leading clients to the appropriate departments, adhering to the highest safety standards and procedures, and answering maintenance calls. A porter must have excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills to ensure daily smooth operations.
    Custodian/Substitute Custodian

    Avg. salary: $31,274

    A custodian is primarily responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of a particular area, including preparing and setting-up equipment for public or private use. Although their duties depend on their area of assignment or industry of employment, those duties often include conducting routine maintenance checks on facilities, performing basic repairs, cleaning floors and windows, replacing fixtures, monitoring supply inventories, and ordering new supplies as necessary.
    Housekeeper

    Avg. salary: $26,344

    Housekeepers are responsible for taking care of their employers' houses. They are usually tasked to do work related to cleaning. Their primary responsibilities include sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping floors, managing recycling, taking out the trash, dusting surfaces, cleaning the bathroom, among others. They are also responsible for doing laundry, folding clothes, and storing clothes in cabinets. They may also be given additional responsibilities such as shopping for groceries, managing and stocking the pantry, cooking, walking pets and watering the plants. Housekeepers should be responsible, trustworthy, and knowledgeable on housework.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Day Porter$28,352$2,363$13.6345,918
    Rooming House Keeper$25,748$2,146$12.3853,681
    Housekeeping Aide$27,099$2,258$13.0379,089
    Porter$28,727$2,394$13.8141,536
    Custodian/Substitute Custodian$31,275$2,606$15.0433,050
    Housekeeper$26,344$2,195$12.6779,653
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    General Cleaner Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a General 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.

    Which Companies Pay General Cleaners The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a General Cleaner, being employed by a company such as Boston Medical Center or Community Health Systems would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Labor Ready and EMCOR Group also report highly competitive salaries for General Cleaners.

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    Recently Added General Cleaner Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    CleanpowerGeneral Cleaner, Wausau (Operations)Wausau, WI01/29/2022$35,479
    Diversified MaintenanceGeneral Cleaner and Forklift DriversAmarillo, TX01/29/2022$27,131
    Diversified MaintenanceGeneral CleanerAurora, OH01/28/2022$29,218
    Marsden Holding LLCGeneral Cleaner, WausauWausau, WI01/28/2022$37,566
    IMKOJanitor/General CleanerBrookings, SD01/28/2022$30,595
    ABMGeneral CleanerSalt Lake City, UT01/27/2022$31,305
    LacostaGeneral Cleaner Weekends Only)West Point, GA01/27/2022$21,914
    LacostaGeneral CleanerWoodridge, IL01/27/2022$33,392
    Diversified MaintenanceGeneral CleanerDanville, KY01/27/2022$22,957
    Scioto ServicesGeneral Cleaner-NOWRichmond, IN01/27/2022$33,392

    Average General Cleaner Salary by Demographic

    General Cleaner Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $26,764
    female-income
    Female Income
    $25,067
    GenderIncome
    Male$26,764
    Female$25,067
    Median General Cleaner Income by Race
    Asian General Cleaners have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American General Cleaners have the lowest average salary at $25,347.
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    Hispanic or Latino

    General Cleaner Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$26,243
    Black or African American$25,347
    Asian$26,589
    Hispanic or Latino$25,845
    Average General Cleaner Salary by Education Level
    General Cleaners with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $27,514 annually. With a Bachelors degree, General Cleaners earn a median annual income of $27,123 compared to $26,764 for General Cleaners with an High School Diploma degree.
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    General Cleaner Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$26,764
    Bachelor's Degree$27,123
    Some College/ Associate Degree$27,514