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Salary, Wages, Pay: Building Cleaning Workers




Median annual earnings of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners, were $18,250 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $14,920 and $23,650. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $12,920, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $30,700. Median annual earnings in 2002 in the industries employing the largest numbers of janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners, were as follows:

Elementary and secondary schools $22,820
Local government 22,770
Colleges, universities, and professional schools 21,540
Lessors of real estate 20,240
Services to buildings and dwellings 16,370

Median annual earnings of maids and housekeepers were $16,440 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $14,210 and $19,400. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $12,560, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $23,750. Median annual earnings in 2002 in the industries employing the largest numbers of maids and housekeepers were as follows:

General medical and surgical hospitals $18,050
Community care facilities for the elderly 16,470
Nursing care facilities 16,440
Services to buildings and dwellings 16,210
Traveler accommodation 15,740

Median annual earnings of first-line supervisors and managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers were $28,140 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $21,520 and $36,940. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,490, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $46,570. Median annual earnings in 2002 in the industries employing the largest numbers of first-line supervisors and managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers were as follows:

Elementary and secondary schools $33,080
General medical and surgical hospitals 29,000
Nursing care facilities 26,960
Services to buildings and dwellings 25,410
Traveler accommodation 22,710