Time to Hire A Janitorial Employee?

September 20, 2016


It was easy keeping your office clean when you were a one-person shop. You kept the premises neat as a pin by tending to cleaning chores at the end of each work day. But now that your business has grown, you just don’t have time to keep the place up because you’re too busy running your enterprise. And customers and suppliers are beginning to notice how dinghy your interiors look.

You’ve got money in the budget to hire a full-time janitorial employee. But do you really know how much one costs in Louisiana?

  • According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, janitors and cleaners average $21,330 a year, or $10.25 an hour in the state.

  • Don’t forget taxes and benefits. You’ll have to take care of the employee’s Social Security, unemployment, and basic insurance, among other tax contributions. The MIT Sloan School of Management estimates that these additional expenses increase the cost of an employee by 1.25 to 1.4 times the salary. Suddenly, your full-time janitor costs $26,662 to $29,862 per year.

  • You’ll also need to budget time and money to hire this employee. How much will it take away from your business to run ads, look at applications and do interviews. You’ll also need to train the new hire and provide space in your office for him or her to hang out in.

You can get all the benefits of a janitor without the hassles of an employee. Hire ServiceMaster Quality Services to provide janitorial services. For a set monthly fee, we’ll keep your premises spic and span. Contact us now to find out how we can help you.



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