What does a Janitor do?

Janitor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$28,105 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$22K
Median: $28K
$36K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Janitor Career Path

Learn how to become a Janitor, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Janitor
$28,105/yr
L3
Janitor III
$28,882/yr
L4
Lead Janitor
$30,837/yr
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Janitor Insights

Read what Janitor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Gi GroupGi Group
Janitor/Cleaner
Jan 13, 2022

“I was a janitor but worked a job as a chef/caterer also which was very stressful and unpleasant.”

MaidProMaidPro
Cleaner
Jul 25, 2019

“Not something I cared to defend since it was such low pay and I needed to quit anyways.”

Station CasinosStation Casinos
Bar Porter
Aug 18, 2020

“I really see them as a family and definately have formed great friendships in my time at Stations.”

AmazonAmazon
SDM III
Jun 21, 2021

“Amazon is the best place to learn best practices in software development and also find your career path.”

Shaun International
Janitor/Cleaner
Oct 31, 2020

“I don't have to work long hours but I still get paid a decent amount.”

inhouseITinhouseIT
House Cleaner
Jan 27, 2021

“It was clean and nice to work”

BetMGMBetMGM
House Cleaner
Mar 7, 2021

“Fun and money is good and tips”

Tradition Fine FoodsTradition Fine Foods
Sanitation Worker
Feb 1, 2021

“Good place to work and good for bakery lovers”

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Janitor Interviews

Related Careers

Housekeeper
$27,901
50% skills overlap
Warehouse Worker
$33,841
25% skills overlap
Forklift Operator
$33,559
25% skills overlap
Packer
$31,524
25% skills overlap

Janitor Jobs

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a janitor

When working as a janitor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Positive Attitude, Strong WORK Ethic, English Language, Computer Literate, and Windows.

The most similar professions to janitor are:
  • Housekeeper
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Forklift Operator
  • Packer

The most common qualifications to become a janitor include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.