How Much do Janitors Make?

Do janitors make a lot of money? What is the average pay for janitors?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, janitors in the United States earn an average of $30,010 a year, equivalent to $14.43 an hour. Janitors make 44% less than the average American worker.

Janitors in Massachusetts are the best paid, making $36,890 a year, while janitors in Mississippi make the least at $22,390.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Janitor Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $21.58 $44,880
75th $16.80 $34,950
50th $13.19 $27,430
25th $11.08 $23,050
10th $9.43 $19,620
Janitor Wages by State

In what states do janitors make the most? In what states do janitors make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $11.72 $24,380
Alaska $16.69 $34,720
Arizona $13.67 $28,430
Arkansas $12.01 $24,980
California $16.77 $34,870
Colorado $14.38 $29,900
Connecticut $17.17 $35,720
Delaware $14.05 $29,220
Florida $12.77 $26,560
Georgia $11.89 $24,720
Hawaii $16.19 $33,670
Idaho $12.57 $26,140
Illinois $14.80 $30,790
Indiana $13.46 $28,000
Iowa $14.00 $29,120
Kansas $13.04 $27,120
Kentucky $12.96 $26,950
Louisiana $10.88 $22,640
Maine $15.14 $31,480
Maryland $14.07 $29,270
Massachusetts $17.73 $36,890
Michigan $13.63 $28,350
Minnesota $15.78 $32,830
Mississippi $10.77 $22,390
Missouri $13.53 $28,140
Montana $14.15 $29,440
Nebraska $13.84 $28,790
Nevada $15.32 $31,860
New Hampshire $14.55 $30,260
New Jersey $15.64 $32,540
New Mexico $12.01 $24,970
New York $17.50 $36,400
North Carolina $11.98 $24,920
North Dakota $15.24 $31,700
Ohio $13.81 $28,720
Oklahoma $11.81 $24,560
Oregon $15.07 $31,340
Pennsylvania $14.30 $29,740
Rhode Island $15.09 $31,380
South Carolina $11.57 $24,060
South Dakota $12.87 $26,770
Tennessee $11.87 $24,700
Texas $12.38 $25,760
Utah $12.33 $25,640
Vermont $15.78 $32,820
Virginia $13.03 $27,110
Washington $17.62 $36,650
West Virginia $12.99 $27,010
Wisconsin $13.99 $29,090
Wyoming $14.70 $30,570
Metro Areas Where Janitors Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Barnstable Town, MA $19.20 $39,930
San Francisco, CA $18.69 $38,870
Seattle, WA $18.67 $38,830
Fairbanks, AK $18.21 $37,880
Mount Vernon, WA $18.14 $37,730
San Jose, CA $17.96 $37,350
Boston, MA $17.93 $37,300
New York, NY $17.85 $37,140
Kahului, HI $17.84 $37,100
Hartford, CT $17.83 $37,080
Janitor Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $14.43 $30,010
2018 $13.92 $28,950
2017 $13.41 $27,900
2016 $12.99 $27,030
2015 $12.59 $26,180
2014 $12.24 $25,460
2013 $12.09 $25,140
2012 $11.95 $24,850
2011 $11.94 $24,840