How Much Do Janitors Make?


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The median salary for janitors was $22,590 in 2013, and the average salary was $25,140. The wide pay scale for individuals in the janitorial industry varies based on employer and location. Janitor salaries typically range between $16,940 and $38,000.

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Janitors working for the postal service are paid the most, and the highest-paid janitors work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, New York, Barnstable Town, Massachusetts, and Fairbanks, Alaska. Lowell, Massachussets and Salinas, California are also high-paying areas. Janitors typically earn more than maids, a position with similar duties. However, other social services occupations, such as maintenance workers, security guards and landscapers usually make more than janitors.

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