Janitors & building cleaners

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Total Workforce

2.49M

Average Age

45.1

Estimated Job Growth

13%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$25,643

Average Male Salary

$28,899

Average Female Salary

$18,470

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Janitors & building cleaners and on wages and locations for those in the field. Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) is the industry that employs the most Janitors & building cleaners, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Janitors & building cleaners, by average wage, is Miscellaneous paper & pulp products. Janitors & building cleaners are paid most in Louisville/Jefferson County (Northeast) PUMA, KY but are relatively concentrated in Bedford Park, Fordham North & Norwood PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$25,643

AVERAGE SALARY

± $390

In 2017, Janitors & building cleaners earned an average of $25,643, $26,422 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Telemarketers make somewhat more than Janitors & building cleaners while Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Janitors & building cleaners as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.406

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Janitors & building cleaners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.406, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Janitors & building cleaners (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Janitors & building cleaners.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Janitors & building cleaners.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Janitors & building cleaners, by number of employees, are Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction), Elementary & secondary schools, and Real estate.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Janitors & building cleaners, by average wage, are Miscellaneous paper & pulp products, Coal mining, and Pipeline transportation.

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Industries by Share

2.49M

2017 Workforce

± 38,417

2.04%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.15%

The number of people employed as Janitors & building cleaners has been growing at a rate of 2.04%, from 2,440,667 people in 2016 to 2,490,527 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Janitors & building cleaners employed by various industries. Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) employs the largest share of Janitors & building cleaners at  23.2%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 15% and Real estate with 6.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Janitors & building cleaners in the US. The average age of male Janitors & building cleaners in the workforce is 45 and of female Janitors & building cleaners is 45.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Janitors & building cleaners is White.

Gender Composition

1.71M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 31,947

777k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 21,591

68.8% of Janitors & building cleaners are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Janitors & building cleaners.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Janitors & building cleaners

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

65.6% of Janitors & building cleaners are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.9% of Janitors & building cleaners, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Janitors & building cleaners.

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Age by Gender

45

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.29

45.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.401

The median age of Janitors & building cleaners is 45.1, and Male employees are generally 0.4 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Janitors & building cleaners from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Janitors & building cleaners is Business but a relatively high number of Janitors & building cleaners hold a major in Theology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Janitors & building cleaners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Janitors & building cleaners need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Janitors & building cleaners need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Troubleshooting.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Janitors & building cleaners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Janitors & building cleaners are expected to see a growth of 13% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

13%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Janitors & building cleaners. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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