Good News for Maintenance Job Salaries in 2014

When we last reported on the salaries of maintenance jobs about a year ago, the average building maintenance worker earned $25,670 a year, or $12.34 per hour. For 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that these workers earn a mean $26,010, or $12.51 per hour, an increase of 1.3 percent. Behind the higher pay are the raising of minimum wages in many states. The lowest earners make less than $17,020 annually, or $8.18 hourly, while the highest-paid receive over $39,980 yearly, or $19.22 per hour.

The janitors and cleaners who take care of heavy cleaning duties such as doing the windows and floors, or hauling trash, average $25,140 per year, or $12.09 per hour, an increase of 1.1 percent from the previous year. Wages range from an annual $16,940 to $38,000, which equals an hourly rate of $8.14 to $18.27. The top salary comes from the Postal Service at a mean $46,650 yearly, or $22.43 per hour. Most of the jobs are in services to buildings and dwellings, with over a third of all positions.

Groundskeepers take care of maintaining the exterior landscaping of a facility, such as by mowing lawns and trimming shrubs. They make $26,300 per year, or $12.65 per hour, a yearly increase of 1.6 percent. Pay ranges from $17,550 to $38,220 per year, or $8.44 to $18.38 per hour. Most of the jobs are also in services to buildings and dwellings, with over half of the opportunities. The highest wages are with the federal government at a mean annual $46,700, or $22.45 hourly.

For more information on pay rates of maintenance jobs or how to find work in these positions, please contact us.

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  1. […] to our recent report on last year’s salaries, wages for the average worker went up by 0.13 percent to a mean $26,370 annually, or $12.68 per […]

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