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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 3,220104$18.76/hr$13.50/hr$14.69/hr$18.03/hr$22.06/hr$25.14/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$16.04/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,550$16.64/hr
Financial Activities3,370$16.97/hr
Professional and Business Services17,220$17.18/hr
Education and Health Services11,200$20.04/hr
Leisure and Hospitality2,720$15.43/hr
Other Services1,040$15.67/hr
Public Administration1,410$19.32/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 660$16.73/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 780$15.77/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 890$16.44/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,070$15.98/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 1,260$18.23/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,760$17.20/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,820$17.23/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,850$17.49/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 2,170$16.83/hr8.4%
Southeast Balance of State 2,410$17.84/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 2,540$17.05/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 2,580$17.34/hr7.7%
Northwest Balance of State 2,750$17.94/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 3,180$18.16/hr6.6%
Southeast Minnesota 3,220$18.03/hr6.8%
Central Minnesota 4,090$17.67/hr5.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 25,450$18.06/hr5.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 27,640$18.07/hrN/A
Minnesota 41,670$17.87/hr5.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 12,200$16.80/hr4.9%
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 2,970$15.99/hr7.1%
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 400$19.52/hr3.7%

  • 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.
  • Monitor building security and safety by performing tasks such as locking doors after operating hours or checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, or equipment.
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Service, clean, or supply restrooms.
  • Clean laboratory equipment, such as glassware or metal instruments, using solvents, brushes, rags, or power cleaning equipment.