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How much does a Janitor make in the United States?

Average Janitor Hourly Wage in the United States

Janitors earn a median hourly wage of $11.27. Hourly wages typically start from $8.44 and go up to $18.91.

Average Janitor Yearly Salary in the United States

Janitors earn a median salary of $23,440 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,550 and go up to $39,320.

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      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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Janitor Earnings by Seniority

Top End Janitor Earnings

The highest earning Janitors in the United States earn:

$18.91
an hour
$39,320
per year
Senior Janitor Earnings

Senior Janitors in the United States earn:

$14.72
an hour
$30,610
per year
Experienced Janitor Earnings

Experienced Janitors in the United States earn:

$11.27
an hour
$23,440
per year
Junior Janitor Earnings

Junior Janitors in the United States earn:

$9.26
an hour
$19,270
per year
Starting Janitor Earnings

Starting Janitors in the United States earn:

$8.44
an hour
$17,550
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Janitor salary comparison

Janitors earn less than 90% percent of Services careers. Janitor salaries are in the bottom 90% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Janitors in the United States

Janitor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Janitor Salary in Massachusetts $15.42 $32,070 # 1
Janitor Salary in Alaska $14.68 $30,540 # 2
Janitor Salary in Connecticut $13.40 $27,870 # 3
Janitor Salary in New York $13.53 $28,150 # 4
Janitor Salary in Washington $14.06 $29,250 # 5
Janitor Salary in New Jersey $13.16 $27,380 # 6
Janitor Salary in District of Columbia $13.65 $28,390 # 7
Janitor Salary in Vermont $13.17 $27,390 # 8
Janitor Salary in North Dakota $13.14 $27,330 # 9
Janitor Salary in California $12.40 $25,790 # 10
Janitor Salary in Illinois $12.24 $25,460 # 11
Janitor Salary in Wyoming $13.06 $27,170 # 12
Janitor Salary in Nevada $14.22 $29,570 # 13
Janitor Salary in Rhode Island $11.53 $23,970 # 14
Janitor Salary in Minnesota $12.38 $25,760 # 15
Janitor Salary in New Hampshire $12.25 $25,490 # 16
Janitor Salary in Maine $12.41 $25,810 # 17
Janitor Salary in Oregon $12.16 $25,300 # 18
Janitor Salary in Pennsylvania $11.98 $24,910 # 19
Janitor Salary in Hawaii $12.02 $24,990 # 20
Janitor Salary in Maryland $11.44 $23,800 # 21
Janitor Salary in Michigan $11.21 $23,320 # 22
Janitor Salary in Montana $11.45 $23,810 # 23
Janitor Salary in Iowa $11.45 $23,810 # 24
Janitor Salary in Ohio $10.73 $22,310 # 25
Janitor Salary in Colorado $11.48 $23,880 # 26
Janitor Salary in Wisconsin $11.09 $23,070 # 27
Janitor Salary in Delaware $10.96 $22,810 # 28
Janitor Salary in Kansas $11.11 $23,100 # 29
Janitor Salary in Indiana $11.16 $23,210 # 30
Janitor Salary in Nebraska $10.99 $22,860 # 31
Janitor Salary in Virginia $10.65 $22,150 # 32
Janitor Salary in Missouri $10.58 $22,000 # 33
Janitor Salary in South Dakota $10.98 $22,830 # 34
Janitor Salary in Arizona $10.45 $21,740 # 35
Janitor Salary in Idaho $10.68 $22,220 # 36
Janitor Salary in West Virginia $10.19 $21,200 # 37
Janitor Salary in Kentucky $10.25 $21,310 # 38
Janitor Salary in Georgia $10.06 $20,930 # 39
Janitor Salary in Florida $9.99 $20,780 # 40
Janitor Salary in New Mexico $10.28 $21,380 # 41
Janitor Salary in Tennessee $9.85 $20,480 # 42
Janitor Salary in Oklahoma $10.00 $20,790 # 43
Janitor Salary in Utah $9.25 $19,250 # 44
Janitor Salary in North Carolina $9.95 $20,690 # 45
Janitor Salary in Texas $9.76 $20,300 # 46
Janitor Salary in Alabama $9.70 $20,170 # 47
Janitor Salary in South Carolina $9.50 $19,770 # 48
Janitor Salary in Arkansas $9.32 $19,380 # 49
Janitor Salary in Louisiana $9.47 $19,690 # 50
Janitor Salary in Mississippi $9.20 $19,140 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Janitor

Interested in becoming a Janitor? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good janitor? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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