In figures just released last April 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that pay for maintenance jobs continues to go up, albeit at a smaller percentage than the previous year.
- Compared 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 hour. The lowest wages dropped below $17,200 per year, or $8.27 per hour. The highest-paid received over $40,560 yearly, or $19.50 hourly. Most jobs were in building and dwelling services where wages averaged $25,860 annually, or $12.43 hourly. The highest salaries were in the US Postal Service at a mean $48,600 a year, or $23.37 an hour.
- Janitors averaged $25,460 per year, or $12.24 an hour. Annual pay ranged from below $17,110 to above $38,400, or $8.23 to $18.46 an hour. Most positions were in building and dwelling services at a mean $23,100 per year, or $11.10 per hour. The US Postal Services paid the best at an average $48,170 annually, or $23.16 hourly. California, New York, and Texas, boasted the most jobs among states. Among cities, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles offered the most employment.
- For grounds maintenance workers, the average pay ran $26,720 per year, or $12.85 per hour, with annual ranges of $17,830 to $38,620 per year, or $8.57 to $18.57 per hour. Building and dwelling services offered the most positions at an average $26,190 per year, or $12.59 per hour. The federal government showed the best salaries at a mean $47,540 annually, or $22.85 hourly. California, Florida, and Texas had the most employment among states. Among cities, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York topped the job list.
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