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Janitor Salaries Listed by State

By Edited Dec 4, 2015 0 0

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Salaries by State

I currently work as a janitor for a school. This job is monotonous, slow, and boring, but it can pay decently and when you’ve got the hang of it, you’ve got tons of time to do other things. Let me explain.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The janitor’s position consists of a routine. Most custodians will possess their own route or specific areas to clean. This way you become familiar with your territory, and your supervisor can see if you’re doing well. The job of a janitor is pretty basic. Some daily routines include:

  • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Cleaning stairwells,
  • Cleaning offices
  • Cleaning anything and everything
  • Knowledge of chemicals and cleaners
  • Security patrols and lockups
  • Basic maintenance

The janitorial profession is quite easy and can give you ample amount of time to do other things. Once you become familiar with your route, you’ll be able to do it in a significantly smaller amount of time than when you started. Once done cleaning, if your supervisor allows, you can study college courses, read books, write articles, and so much more. This is what I love about the job. My brain isn’t being used much, and I have tons of time to write.

BECOME A JANITOR

The great thing about becoming a janitor is that is quite easy to do. Every company needs a custodian, whether at night or during the day. Some places that you could apply as a janitor are:

  • Any local hotel
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Business offices
  • Post Office
  • Wal-Mart
  • Anywhere really

This type of job is perfect for somebody going through college or trying to get their feet in the door someplace else. It allows you to put food on the table and have time to work out other plans.

JANITOR SALARY

This job does not pay the best, but nowadays it pays well over minimum wage. I’ve never made less than $10.55/hr as a janitor. And with more experience, you can request more pay. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average janitor makes $24,120 per year. The average hourly wage is $11.60 per hour. This is not too bad for what you actually have to do. If it’s easy for you to move around the U.S., you might want to check out the top paying states. Following is a list of janitor salaries by state.

Alabama

Hourly: $9.55 Salary: $19,860

Alaska

Hourly: $14.58 Salary: $30,320

Arizona

Hourly: $10.59 Salary: $22,020

Arkansas

Hourly: $9.63 Salary: $20,040

California

Hourly: $12.68 Salary: $26,370

Colorado

Hourly: $11.13 Salary: $23,150

Connecticut

Hourly: $13.71 Salary: $28,530

Delaware

Hourly: $11.53 Salary: $23,990

District of Columbia

Hourly: $12.06 Salary: $25,090

Florida

Hourly: $10.36 Salary: $21,550

Georgia

Hourly: $10.03 Salary: $20,870

Guam

Hourly: $8.45 Salary: $17,580

Hawaii

Hourly: $12.45 Salary: $25,900

Idaho

Hourly: $11.33 Salary: $23,570

Illinois

Hourly: $12.34 Salary: $25,670

Indiana

Hourly: $11.12 Salary: $23,130

Iowa

Hourly: $11.24 Salary: $23,370

Kansas

Hourly: $10.62 Salary: $22,090

Kentucky

Hourly: $10.20 Salary: $21,230

Louisiana

Hourly: $9.40 Salary: $19,560

Maine

Hourly: $12.42 Salary: $25,830

Maryland

Hourly: $11.56 Salary: $24,040

Massachusetts

Hourly: $14.37 Salary: $29,900

Michigan

Hourly: $12.40 Salary: $25,790

Minnesota

Hourly: $12.16 Salary: $25,290

Mississippi

Hourly: $9.34 Salary: $19,430

Missouri

Hourly: $10.87 Salary: $22,610

Montana

Hourly: $10.88 Salary: $22,640

Nebraska

Hourly: $10.33 Salary: $21,480

Nevada

Hourly: $12.42 Salary: $25,830

New Hampshire

Hourly: $12.29 Salary: $25,550

New Jersey

Hourly: $12.81 Salary: $26,650

New Mexico

Hourly: $10.19 Salary: $21,190

New York

Hourly: $13.51 Salary: $28,100

North Carolina

Hourly: $10.02 Salary: $20,840

North Dakota

Hourly: $11.17 Salary: $23,230

Ohio

Hourly: $11.71 Salary: $24,360

Oklahoma

Hourly: $9.50 Salary: $19,770

Oregon

Hourly: $11.99 Salary: $24,930

Pennsylvania

Hourly: $11.98 Salary: $24,910

Puerto Rico

Hourly: $8.12 Salary: $16,880

Rhode Island

Hourly: $12.92 Salary: $26,880

South Carolina

Hourly: $9.83 Salary: $20,450

South Dakota

Hourly: $10.06 Salary: $20,930

Tennessee

Hourly: $10.55 Salary: $21,930

Texas

Hourly: $9.79 Salary: $20,370

Utah

Hourly: $10.34 Salary: $21,510

Vermont

Hourly: $12.15 Salary: $25,270

Virgin Islands

Hourly: $9.78 Salary: $20,350

Virginia

Hourly: $10.66 Salary: $22,180

Washington

Hourly: $13.35 Salary: $27,760

West Virginia

Hourly: $10.36 Salary: $21,540

Wisconsin

Hourly: $11.78 Salary: $24,500

Wyoming

Hourly: $11.96 Salary: $24,880

CONCLUSION

This may not be a prestigious job, but it pays decently and you’re able to prepare yourself for bigger and better things in the future. Just make sure to use your time wisely. As your cleaning, listen to your iPod (and not just music, but books and things that will propel you forward) and use that extra time to study and help your future. Then maybe you can become one of these:

1.    Airline Pilot

2.    General Manager

3.    Air Traffic Controller

4.    Baker

5.    Paramedic

Good luck!

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