Updated August 22, 2022

Average Janitor Salary

$13.44hourly

$27,954 yearly

Entry level Salary
$21,000 yearly
$21,000
10 %
$27,954
Median
$35,000
90 %

How much does a Janitor make?

Janitors make $27,954 per year on average, or $13.44 per hour, in the United States. Janitors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000.

Location impacts how much a janitor can expect to make. Janitors make the most in Massachusetts, Washington, New York, Vermont, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For Janitors

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

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Janitor average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Maine$30,706$14.76171
2Vermont$32,505$15.6382
3New Hampshire$30,993$14.90187
4Ohio$26,856$12.911,832
5Washington$33,992$16.34614
6Massachusetts$34,833$16.75642
7North Dakota$30,187$14.5186
8New York$33,003$15.871,158
9Pennsylvania$27,865$13.401,427
10Wisconsin$27,017$12.99821
11Rhode Island$29,596$14.23126
12Connecticut$32,323$15.54248
13Alaska$27,870$13.40124
14Minnesota$29,881$14.37656
15Illinois$28,635$13.771,436
16Oregon$30,436$14.63382
17Iowa$26,874$12.92459
18Michigan$26,621$12.801,105
19Indiana$25,323$12.17991
20Idaho$26,342$12.66207
21Arizona$26,872$12.92664
22New Jersey$29,014$13.95730
23California$31,178$14.992,104
24Tennessee$23,918$11.50905
25District of Columbia$31,462$15.1365
26Montana$24,136$11.60189
27Colorado$27,278$13.11585
28Kansas$24,511$11.78330
29Wyoming$23,986$11.5385
30Missouri$24,613$11.83761
31Nebraska$26,168$12.58194
32Kentucky$22,677$10.90558
33West Virginia$23,390$11.25173
34South Dakota$25,394$12.2178
35Maryland$26,798$12.88565
36Nevada$24,009$11.54218
37Utah$23,691$11.39335
38Virginia$24,470$11.76939
39Arkansas$23,622$11.36256
40Florida$22,199$10.672,180
41Georgia$23,130$11.121,087
42Hawaii$26,169$12.5865
43Oklahoma$22,657$10.89308
44Texas$22,360$10.752,590
45New Mexico$22,987$11.05161
46Mississippi$20,031$9.63291
47South Carolina$20,368$9.79591
48Delaware$23,888$11.4876
49North Carolina$20,996$10.091,054
50Alabama$21,431$10.30393
51Louisiana$20,419$9.82335

Highest Paying Cities For Janitors

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Lexington, MA$34,897$16.78
2Seattle, WA$34,110$16.40
3New York, NY$32,887$15.81
4San Francisco, CA$32,131$15.45
5Portland, ME$30,746$14.78
6Portland, OR$30,422$14.63
7Austin, MN$29,186$14.03
8Chicago, IL$28,799$13.85
9Denver, CO$27,271$13.11
10Glendale, AZ$26,991$12.98
11Columbia, MD$26,822$12.90
12Des Moines, IA$26,683$12.83
13Grand Rapids, MI$26,588$12.78
14Columbus, OH$26,469$12.73
15Fremont, NE$26,198$12.60

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Lexington, MA
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. New York, NY
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Portland, ME

Janitor Salary Details

Average Janitor Salary Graph
Average Janitor Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Janitor's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
75th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
Average$27,954$2,330$13
25th Percentile$24,000$2,000$12
10th Percentile$21,000$1,750$10

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Environmental Services Aide$34,509$2,876$16.59152,119
Housekeeping Aide$29,968$2,497$14.41113,524
Floor Technician$29,785$2,482$14.3231,859
Housekeeper$29,306$2,442$14.09111,501
Housekeeping Cleaner$25,439$2,120$12.23101,232
Rooming House Keeper$29,025$2,419$13.9579,698

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Walmart Jobs (408)
  2. ManpowerGroup Jobs (277)
  3. Kelly Services Jobs (154)
  4. PeopleReady Jobs (285)
  5. Aramark Jobs (282)

Which Companies Pay Janitors The Most?

The highest paying companies for janitors are Argonne National Laboratory and DESC according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like PepsiCo and Cargill report highly competitive wages for janitors.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Argonne National Laboratory$55,306$26.592
2DESC$40,665$19.551
3PepsiCo$37,590$18.074
4Cargill$37,532$18.048
5Bertucci's$37,280$17.9218
6Siemens$36,710$17.65
7Weber Grills$36,638$17.61
8Bob's Discount Furniture$36,390$17.501
9Grand Central Bakery$36,162$17.391
10Northwest Center$36,146$17.3812
11Amphastar Pharmaceuticals$36,101$17.36
12Peterson Holding$35,765$17.191
13Thermo Fisher Scientific$35,754$17.192
14Grosvenor Services$35,649$17.1419
15XPO Logistics$35,582$17.11
16Northrop Grumman$35,381$17.015
17American Services$35,186$16.92
18State Bar of Michigan$35,080$16.87
19The RealReal$34,961$16.817
20Hormel Foods$34,953$16.802

How Much Do Janitors Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a janitor salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The hospitality industry pays janitors an average salary of $30,059

  2. The retail industry pay $29,132

  3. The lowest paying industry for janitors is the telecommunication industry. Janitors in this industry earn an average salary of $26,843

Highest Paying Industries For Janitors

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Hospitality$30,059$14.45
2Retail$29,132$14.01
3Manufacturing$27,522$13.23
4Telecommunication$26,843$12.91

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Janitor Salary Trends

The salary for a janitor 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.

Janitor Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$21,900$10.54
Mid Level$28,600$13.77
Senior Level$36,100$17.38

Average Janitor Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Janitor Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$28,000$13.44+5.7%
    2021$26,400$12.68+4.8%
    2020$25,100$12.07+4.3%
    2019$24,000$11.55+3.2%
    2018$23,300$11.18+3.1%

    Recently Added Janitor Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Cascade ManagementJanitorPortland, OR07/26/2022$31,305
    Tradesmen InternationalJanitorBallston Spa, NY07/26/2022$37,566
    Wegmans Food MarketsJanitorAlexandria, VA07/26/2022$31,305
    The Salvation ArmyJanitorWilmington, DE07/26/2022$20,870
    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing ServicesJanitor-Junction PointSeattle, WA07/26/2022$40,363
    GoodwillCustodial/Janitorial WorkerCharlottesville, VA07/26/2022$31,305
    BIX ProduceNight Warehouse JanitorLittle Canada, MN07/26/2022$33,392
    CBM SystemsJanitorial-Clark CountyVancouver, WA07/26/2022$45,684
    SP Plus CorporationJanitorRichmond, VA07/26/2022$30,783
    CleanpowerHospital Janitorial ND Shift. MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI07/26/2022$41,740

    Janitor Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Janitors the most?

    Massachusetts pays Janitors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $34,833 per year, or $16.75 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Janitor?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Janitor if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $33,992 per year.

    What type of Janitor gets paid the most?

    Sanitizer gets paid the most. Sanitizer made a median salary of $35,199. The best-paid 10 percent make $39,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $31,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Janitor?

    A good starting salary for a janitor is $20,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a janitor in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for janitors is $26,330, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a janitor can vary by state.

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