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Janitors and Cleaners


Earnings vary widely, depending on employer, geographical location, and experience and training level. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the median hourly wage for these workers in May 2018 was $12.55, or an annual salary of $26,110. The lowest wages reported were less than $9.16 (annual salary of $19,053), and the highest were more than $20.84 per hour (annual salary of $43,347). Cleaning personnel for the government earned the highest wages in May 2018 ($15.89 per hour or $33,051 a year), while those working for elementary and secondary schools earned $14.57 per hour (annual salary of $30,306). The lowest paying segment were those who provided services to buildings and dwellings. They earned a median wage of $11.82 per hour (annual salary of $24,586). When it comes to geographic locations, the DOL reports that employers in Massachusetts, Washington, New York, Connecticut, and Alaska offered these workers the highest wages.

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