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Custodial Worker - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Custodial Worker"

How much does a Custodial Worker in the federal government get paid? $36,100.16* *Based on the 2020 average.

Custodial Worker was the 28th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 13,076 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Custodial Working, with an average salary of $36,051.

Government Custodial Working jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Custodial Working job is FWS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-2. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is to be used for grading jobs made up of janitorial and custodial work, such as sweeping, scrubbing, and waxing floors; washing windows and walls; dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures; and emptying waste cans. Work is done by hand or with powered equipment. This standard should not be used to grade jobs requiring the operation of a street sweeper or similar equipment.

Agencies that have hired a Custodial Worker

Custodial Worker Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Custodial Worker is $36,100.16. The highest paid Custodial Worker made $92,600 in 2020.

Common Custodial Worker Payscales

Payscale Number of Custodial Working Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 11,265
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 1,003
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 634
CY - Contract Education--school Year 103
KX - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Printing Plant Workers, 100% 30
CE - Contract Education--year Long 26
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 8
KA - Kiess Act 4
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 2
KL - Non-craft - Leader 1

Starting Paygrade: $16.50 to $7.38 / hour at paygrade FWS-1
Maximum Paygrade: $17.98 to $7.75 / hour at paygrade FWS-2

Other Jobs at the FWS-1 Paygrade

FWS-1 is the starting paygrade for Custodial Working jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Fabric WorkingFWS-1FWS-9
Mobile Equipment ServicingFWS-1FWS-6
Custodial WorkingFWS-1FWS-2

Average Custodial Working Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Custodial Worker was $26,848. Since then, the average pay has increased to $36,100 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 3566.

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