Occupational Employment Statistics


37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 3,820452$15.93/hr$11.16/hr$12.87/hr$14.82/hr$18.62/hr$22.83/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/A$14.77/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,270$14.98/hr
Financial Activities3,210$13.38/hr
Professional and Business Services18,890$14.53/hr
Education and Health Services11,440$18.38/hr
Leisure and Hospitality3,870$12.63/hr
Other Services1,310$13.25/hr
Public Administration1,830$17.20/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 730$13.79/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 810$14.45/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 890$13.52/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,190$13.46/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,590$14.66/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 1,630$14.98/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,760$15.54/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,870$15.14/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 2,140$15.05/hr5.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 2,260$13.71/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,540$13.78/hr2.1%
Southeast Balance of State 2,560$14.64/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 2,980$14.62/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 3,820$14.82/hr7.0%
Northwest Minnesota 4,040$14.70/hr5.5%
Central Minnesota 4,570$15.15/hr8.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 28,020$15.32/hr9.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 30,250$15.33/hrN/A
Minnesota 44,880$15.10/hr8.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 3,370$13.57/hr-0.4%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 17,120$13.60/hr8.0%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 9,950$13.05/hr5.9%

  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.
  • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees.
  • Gather and empty trash.
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, or equipment.
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Service, clean, or supply restrooms.
  • Requisition supplies or equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • Move heavy furniture, equipment, or supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks.