Office Cleaner Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for office cleaners in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 499,295 office cleaners currently employed in the United States.
  • 65.5% of all office cleaners are women, while only 28.6% are men.
  • The average age of an employed office cleaner is 48 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of office cleaners is White (65.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17.7%) and Black or African American (9.7%).
  • The majority of office cleaners are located in NY, New York and PA, Pittsburgh.
  • Office cleaners are most in-demand in Columbus, OH.
  • Office cleaners are paid an average annual salary of $22,428.
  • The retail industry is the highest-paying for office cleaners.
  • Redmond, WA pays an annual average wage of $32,009, the highest in the US.
  • Office cleaners average starting salary is $18,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid office cleaners earn as much as $27,000 or more.
  • 7% of all office cleaners are LGBT.
  • Alaska is the best state for office cleaners to live.
  • Office cleaners are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Office Cleaner Statistics By Gender

Among office cleaners, 65.5% of them are women compared to 28.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 65.5%
  • Male, 28.6%
  • Unknown, 5.9%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
65.5%
Male
28.6%
Unknown
5.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Office Cleaner

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$24,201
female-income
Female Income
$22,925

Office Cleaner Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the office cleaner position over time.

Male
Female
53%
51%
48%
46%
43%
41%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
46.95%
53.05%
2009
46.97%
53.03%
2010
47.14%
52.86%
2011
47.71%
52.29%
2012
47.41%
52.59%
2013
48.12%
51.88%
2014
47.63%
52.37%
2015
46.84%
53.16%
2016
47.00%
53.00%
2017
48.16%
51.84%
2018
48.18%
51.82%

Office Cleaner 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%
Office Cleaner29%66%
Carpet Technician90%6%
Solids Control Technician92%5%
Duct Cleaner93%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Duct Cleaner
Solids Control Technician
Carpet Technician
Office Cleaner
Maid Housekeeper
Maid Supervisor
Chambermaid
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Office Cleaner Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among office cleaners is White, which makes up 65.2% of all office cleaners. Comparatively, there are 17.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.7%
  • Black or African American, 9.7%
  • Asian, 4.3%
  • Unknown, 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%
Job Title
Office Cleaner RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
65.2%
Hispanic or Latino
17.7%
Black or African American
9.7%
Asian
4.3%
Unknown
1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.3%

Office Cleaner 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 office cleaners.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
65.47%
11.53%
4.10%
16.30%
2011
64.18%
12.66%
3.97%
16.17%
2012
64.61%
11.91%
3.88%
16.32%
2013
65.00%
11.46%
3.88%
16.69%
2014
65.15%
11.21%
4.00%
16.60%
2015
64.63%
10.83%
4.17%
17.50%
2016
64.50%
10.98%
3.95%
17.59%
2017
64.53%
10.22%
4.15%
17.93%
2018
65.19%
9.72%
4.30%
17.75%

Office Cleaner Wage Gap By Race

White office cleaners have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american office cleaners have the lowest average salary at $23,128.
$25,000
$24,000
$23,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$23,471
White$23,958
Black or African American$23,128
Asian$23,734
Hispanic or Latino$23,522

Average Age of an Office Cleaner

We determined the average age of office cleaners based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
50
52
Unknown
46
45.5
Asian
52
53
Hispanic or Latino
48
48
White
52
53
American Indian and Alaska Native
51
52

Office Cleaner Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of office cleaner employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of office cleaners is 40+ years old, which represents 74% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Office Cleaner YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
10%
30-40 years
16%
40+ years
74%

Types of Office Cleaner Degree Levels

The most common degree for office cleaners is high school diploma 48% of office cleaners earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 18% and rounding it off is diploma with 13%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 48%
  • Associate, 18%
  • Diploma, 13%
  • Bachelors, 12%
  • Other Degrees, 9%
Job Title
Office Cleaner DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
48%
Associate
18%
Diploma
13%
Bachelors
12%
Other Degrees
9%

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Office Cleaner Wage Gap By Education

Office cleaners with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $25,003 annually. With a Bachelors degree, office cleaners earn a median annual income of $24,682 compared to $24,201 for office cleaners with an High School Diploma degree.
$26,000
$25,000
$24,000
$23,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$24,201
Master's Degree$23,759
Bachelor's Degree$24,682
Some College/ Associate Degree$25,003

Office Cleaner Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire office cleaners.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
9%
50 - 100 employees
6%
100 - 500 employees
20%
500 - 1,000 employees
20%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
33%
> 10,000 employees
13%

The Types Of Companies Office Cleaner Work In

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

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
1%
Public
16%
Private
81%
Government
2%

Top Industries Hiring Office Cleaners

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ office cleaners. Those industries include construction, professional and manufacturing.

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Construction

Professional

Manufacturing

Retail

Fortune 500

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Construction
14%
Professional
13%
Manufacturing
12%
Retail
9%
Fortune 500
7%
Health Care
6%
Hospitality
6%
Finance
6%
Non Profits
6%
Technology
4%
Media
3%
Transportation
3%
Real Estate
3%
Energy
2%
Telecommunication
1%
Utilities
1%
Start-up
1%
Insurance
1%

Office Cleaner Turnover And Employment Statistics

Office Cleaner 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 office cleaners changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescOffice Cleaner Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
11.07%
2011
10.58%
2012
10.07%
2013
8.55%
2014
7.87%
2015
6.45%
2016
5.87%
2017
5.84%
2018
5.54%

The Average Number of Years That Office Cleaner Stay in a Job

By looking over 4,280 office cleaners resumes, we figured out that the average office cleaner enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
26%
1-2 years
32%
3-4 years
14%
5-7 years
14%
8-10 years
5%
11+ years
9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Office Cleaners 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 office cleaners.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor6.68%
Cleaning Maid7.08%
Pest Controller Assistant7.15%
Office Cleaner7.27%
Landscape Crew Leader7.33%
Custodian Supervisor20.36%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
6.68%
Cleaning Maid
7.08%
Pest Controller Assistant
7.15%
Landscape Crew Leader
7.33%
Custodian Supervisor
20.36%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Office Cleaners

The most common foreign language among office cleaners is Spanish at 74.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.6% and German is the third-most popular at 2.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 74.7%
  • French, 9.6%
  • German, 2.4%
  • Dakota, 2.4%
  • Russian, 2.4%
  • Other, 8.5%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
74.7%
French
9.6%
German
2.4%
Dakota
2.4%
Russian
2.4%
Other
8.5%

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Office Cleaner Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an office cleaner can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of office cleaners is $38,962. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Office Cleaners Earn The Most?

The map here shows where office cleaners earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Office Cleaners Located?

By looking through more than 4,280 resumes, we found that the most popular places for office cleaners are NY, New York and PA, Pittsburgh.

Number of Office Cleaners

Where Are Office Cleaners In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country office cleaners are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings