Janitors & building cleaners

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2019 Workforce
2.4M
Average Age
45.3
Average Salary
$26,386
Average Male Salary
$29,338
Average Female Salary
$20,717

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 Cement, concrete, lime, & gypsum product manufacturing . Janitors & building cleaners are paid most in Highlands (South & East), Okeechobee, Hendry & Glades Counties PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Concourse, Highbridge & Mount Eden PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,386
AVERAGE SALARY
± $388

In 2019, Janitors & building cleaners earned an average of $26,386, $29,138 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Transportation service attendants make somewhat more than Janitors & building cleaners while Motor vehicle operators, all other 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

0.404
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Janitors & building cleaners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.404, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

2.4M
2019 Workforce
± 37,714
-6.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.33%

The number of people employed as Janitors & building cleaners has been declining at a rate of -6.1%, from 2,553,326 people in 2018 to 2,397,606 people in 2019.

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  24.4%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 14.9% and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 4.45%.

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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 45.1 and of female Janitors & building cleaners is 45.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Janitors & building cleaners is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

1.58M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 30,666
821k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 22,187

65.8% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

44.4% of Janitors & building cleaners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.5% of Janitors & building cleaners, White (Hispanic) 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

45.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.306
45.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.393

The median age of Janitors & building cleaners is 45.3, and Male employees are generally 0.577 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 Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Janitors & building cleaners need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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