Maintenance jobs are responsible for keeping office buildings, factories, schools and government facilities clean and in working order. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows the average pay for these positions as of the date of this post.
The typical building maintenance worker makes a mean $25,670 per year, or $12.34 per hour. The lowest earners less than $16,890 yearly, or $8.12 hourly, while the best-paid receive over an annual $39,360 or $18.93 per hour. Most jobs are with providers of building services, where pay averages $24,990, or $12.01 per hour. However, the highest wages are with the Postal Service at a mean $48,710 yearly, or $23.42 hourly.
Janitors and cleaners perform heavy cleaning duties such as cleaning floors and windows, removing trash, tending furnaces and boilers, and removing snow and leaves from surrounding outdoor areas. They average $24,850 per year, or $11.95 per hour. Their yearly salaries range from below $16,820 to above $37,790, which equals an hourly range of $8.08 to $18.17.
Groundskeepers maintain the trees, grass, shrubs and flowers outside a facility by fertilizing, pruning, watering and planting. They make a mean $25,870 per year, or $12.44 per hour. Salaries go to below $17,330 yearly, or $8.33 hourly, and rise above an annual $37,770, or $18.16 per hour.
Maintenance supervisors hire and train maintenance workers, assign schedules and tasks, and communicate with building occupants to resolve maintenance issues. They average $45,100 per year, or $21.68 per hour. The lowest paid make less than an annual $26,730, or $12.85, while the top earners make over $69,260 per year, or $33.30 per hour.
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