Janitorial Services Pricing

The typical cost of commercial cleaning services for small businesses ranges from $0.15 to $0.20 per square foot for regular monthly cleaning. For larger offices, costs can drop to $0.10 to $0.15, and vary widely depending on frequency, as shown in the graphs below. (Cost data based on research by MOM Cleaning).


Janitorial Services Pricing

Janitorial Services Rates

The average cost of monthly cleaning is around $500 for a 2,500-square-foot office cleaned once a week. For this surface area, prices can vary enormously depending on the type of business, with prices as low as $200 and as high as $1,000, which is still very rare.

Rates can be calculated according to the following criteria:

  • Duration (hourly rate)
  • Area (square feet)
  • Workload (fixed-price job)

Pricing by each of these methods will differ significantly depending on the following factors:

  • Group bookings made in advance (cheaper than an isolated emergency visit)
  • Location/ distance/ route
  • Promotions
  • Need for additional equipment and materials
  • State/condition of the space (is it very dirty or messy?)
  • Whether it’s deep cleaning or regular maintenance
  • Access and parking

Housekeeping rates based on hourly rate

Office cleaning costs

Hourly rates are regulated and vary, averaging between $35 and $45 an hour.

The lowest rates (such as $25/hour) apply to residential work only, since they are not regulated. For larger jobs requiring several people, the cost per hour will be charged for each person (e.g. 3 people x $25 will cost you $75).

Above a certain size, companies generally invoice by the square foot, as this alternative pricing method is more practical when large volumes are involved.

Cleaning costs for medical facilities, pharmacies and clinics

Because of the additional risks and more demanding disinfection, maintenance of this type of premises takes longer than that of an ordinary commercial space. The average cost is around $40 an hour.

Restaurant housekeeping costs

Costs for restaurants vary considerably, given their different configurations and specific needs. Cleaning kitchens and appliances requires more work and costs more than simply cleaning restaurant rooms.

Cleaning a kitchen will cost around $40 an hour for in-depth maintenance, but this can rise to $45 or $50 if it requires the use of heavy equipment such as steam or hot-water pressure washers.

Cleaning the dining room according to a maintenance plan will cost you about $35 to $45 an hour.

Housekeeping costs for residential buildings

Housekeeping services for residential buildings will probably cost you around $35 an hour, and are regulated.

Post-construction cleaning costs

The post-construction rate will be $50 per hour.

Rates based on surface area

Office / commercial cleaning costs

You can expect to pay an average of $0.22 per square foot, for an establishment of less than 12,000 square feet. Cleaners may reduce their rates for larger surfaces, and will certainly not exceed a ceiling of $0.50, even for industrial buildings.

Building maintenance costs

To give you a complete quote, our team needs to see and assess the space. Since last year, we’ve been offering you a virtual tour of your premises, with the help of a technician who can give you a precise price at the end of the visit.

However, we’ve put together this table to give you an idea of how much housekeeping costs according to surface area.

Small Commercial Space & Offices Cleaning Price Range

Commercial Space Square Footage Schedule Cleaning Service Cost Per Square Foot Monthly Fee*
0-3500 1 day/week $0.15 – $0.20
0-3500 2 days/week $0.25 – $0.35
0-3500 3 days/week $0.30 – $0.40
0-3500 4 days/week $0.40 – $0.50
0-3500 5 days/week $0.45 – $0.60
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Medium Commercial Space & Offices Cleaning Price Range

Commercial Space Square Footage Schedule Cleaning Service Cost Per Square Foot Monthly Fee*
3500-7000 1 day/week $0.10 – $0.15
3500-7000 2 days/week $0.15 – $0.20
3500-7000 3 days/week $0.20 – $0.30
3500-7000 4 days/week $0.25 – $0.35
3500-7000 5 days/week $0.30 – $0.40
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per trip applies.

Large Commercial Space & Offices Cleaning Price Range

Commercial Space Square Footage Schedule Cleaning Service Cost Per Square Foot Monthly Fee*
7000-10000 1 day/week $0.08 – $0.12
7000-10000 2 days/week $0.13 – $0.18
7000-10000 3 days/week $0.18 – $0.25
7000-10000 4 days/week $0.23 – $0.31
7000-10000 5 days/week $0.30 – $0.38

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To learn more, read our article : What’s Janitorial Services?

Rates based on a fixed price

Office maintenance

Professional housekeepers may charge a flat rate for certain jobs if this seems appropriate or simply more convenient for all parties. They may charge a fixed amount per room or per task (e.g. a price for each window, etc.).

Building maintenance

If you’re a landlord who needs to have the common areas of your building cleaned, for example, the cleaning company may charge according to the number of doors in the building lobby. Additional work such as cleaning gyms, swimming pools or garages is added on top. 

What is included in housekeeping contracts?

Most cleaning companies will include the following services in their packages

  • Bathrooms
  • Surface cleaning
  • Common areas such as staff rooms and lobbies
  • Floors (sweeping, washing and vacuuming)
  • Dust removal
  • Garbage cans

Janitorial contract rates vary based on the size of the space and frequency of service. However, an individual working under a contract is less expensive than a one-time visit.

Another factor that may impact cost is the use of the facility. For example, an office attached to a manufacturing facility would likely be dirtier and in need of more care than a building comprised of only office space.

Cleaners sometimes price their rates as follows:

  • Hourly for 1 or 2 cleanings per week
  • Per square foot for 3 or more cleanings per week
  • Per job

Office Cleaning Rates Per Hour

Hourly rates vary and run from $25 to $80 per hour. Lower rates (like $25 per hour) might be per person whereas higher rates could be for a team of professionals. On average, rates run from $35 to $50 per hour.

One thing to note is that larger properties almost always charge per square foot instead of hourly.

Cost Per Square Foot to Clean Residential Buildings

Property Managers and Owner’s syndicate are hiring janitorial cleaners to take care of the Common Areas of Residential Buildings. Professional cleaners might charge a flat-rate fee based on the number of doors in your Building. However add-ons such as cleaning Gyms, Indoor Pool or garages will increase the cost. 

Average Cost Per Square Foot to Clean Office Building

Expect to pay between $0.07 to $0.15 per square foot (or an average of $0.11 per square foot) for an office building that’s 12,000 square feet or less. Larger offices usually have lower rates per square foot.

Medical Facilities, Pharmacy and Clinics Cleaning Rates

Cleaning rates on the health care industry average $40 per hour and are usually at least $10 more per hour than traditional janitorial services. Medical facilities cost more to clean than an office or other commercial space. There’s a lot more sanitizing involved and dealing with certain wastes or materials can be hazardous.

Restaurant Cleaning Service Cost

The average restaurant cleaning service costs $90 per hour but rates span from $25 to $150 per hour.

  • Light cleaning, which usually includes dusting and bathrooms averages $25-$40 per hour.
  • Heavier cleaning or cleaning large commercial kitchens ranges from $50-$150 per hour.

Janitorial services Rates Per Square Foot

The average janitorial cleaning job costs $0.11 per square foot but can run anywhere from $0.04 to $0.50 per square foot. Larger spaces, such as warehouses, will likely pay between $0.05 and $0.15 per square foot.

Janitorial Costs Per Square Foot

At $0.15 to $0.25 per square foot, janitorial services are comparable to other commercial rates. If the service you hire charges hourly, expect to pay between $30 and $40 per hour (potentially per person).

While it might seem that janitors and other cleaning services are the same, their tasks differ. Janitors tend to take care of trash and mopping whereas a cleaning agency focuses more on sanitizing bathrooms and other public areas. Janitors or custodians are also often on staff while agencies are an external hire.

Janitorial Services Price List

Most janitorial services include the following in their prices (other services cost extra):

  • Bathrooms
  • Public areas like break rooms or kitchens
  • Floors (sweeping, mopping, vacuuming)
  • Dusting
  • Trash
Extra Cleaning Task Price Range
Clean inside Cabinet Contact us at 1-866-225-5666 for a quote
Microwave, Fridge, Coffee maker 2$ - 5$ per appliance
Stripping, waxing $0.40 - $0.70 per square foot
Tile & Grout cleaning (with a machine) $0.12 - $0.21 per square foot
Air Vent cleaning Contact us at 1-866-225-5666 for a quote
Carpet maintenance Contact us at 1-866-225-5666 for a quote

While residential and commercial cleaning professionals do a multitude of tasks, sometimes even charging more, there are some jobs they don’t do at all.

You’ll need to find a specialist to carry out this work, which cleaning teams very rarely offer, as it’s more the job of specialists who are organized and equipped for these tasks:

  • Pressure washing ($0.45 per square metre on average)
  • Garbage removal (average cost about $255)
  • Cleaning of large windows or cleaning of high windows (costs around $45 per hour)

Fortunately, most of these jobs only need to be done once or twice a year!

The importance of everyone doing their bit

Keeping your personal and professional spaces clean is imperative, not only for employee morale and customer loyalty, but also for health and safety reasons.

If you don’t dust and disinfect regularly, some people may suffer from allergies, viruses and infections.

It’s not just a question of ethics, but neglecting hygiene is costly. Indeed, having sick employees means absences and sick days at home.

Basic prevention involves setting up an annual housekeeping protocol, setting out the respective responsibilities of the professional cleaning team and the staff or residents occupying the premises. For example, it is not part of routine office cleaning duties to pick up mugs, as this is considered to be an employee’s personal business. However, to ensure office hygiene, it’s a good idea to ask employees to put their mugs and cups in the sink or washing machine every evening so that the maintenance team can clean them. It’s a joint effort to keep things clean.

Some tasks have to be done every day, and it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to pay a team to come in every day, or even every month, so in the meantime, efforts will have to be made by you and your team.

Having a clean and tidy office pays off financially. It’s worth investing in your health and wellbeing and all those around you.

Costs can vary enormously, but that’s because every building is different. Each site is so different and so many factors come into play, which is why we insist on making a visit, at least virtually by videotape, to make sure our quotation really fits your needs.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call and ask us any questions you may have!

Cleaning Services for Businesses Prices

For additional services, your business will have to call an outside team.

  • Bathroom Cleaning service takes 15 to 30 mns in average, depending on whether it consists mainly in sweeping floors or wet mop them. A Standard bathroom cleaning costs $15 to $20 per visit.
  • Waste removal prices typically range from $140 to $370.
  • High-rise window cleaning costs $170 per hour (regular janitorial services is between $40 and $60 per hour).

Carpet cleaning is a service where you’ll need to talk to us for a price quote. Contact us at 1-866-225-5666 to get an estimate.

DIY Office Cleaning vs. Hire a Professional

Hiring professional services protects your workers from illnesses and can even play a role in the success of your business. Without regular sanitation and cleaning, employees often end up needing more sick days. Clients and even prospective employees will no doubt lose interest in working with or for your business if your office resembles a pigsty.

No matter what type of business you run, there should be some standards of cleanliness that you expect your employees to uphold. Even when you hire a janitorial cleaning company, it’s still good practice to encourage employees to pick up after themselves (a professional can’t do their job if they’re constantly taking care of someone’s trash left on the floor).

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Prices vary depending on the size of the office and cleaning frequency, and can cost anywhere from $20 to $80 per hour. Most businesses end up paying between $30 and $50 per hour.

The national average for janitorial services is $0.11 per square foot.

Janitorial services average between $0.15 to $0.25 per square foot.

Janitorial services companies will look at the following factors to price a job:

  • Building or business size
  • Access & parking
  • Amount needed
  • Frequency

One of the reasons janitorial services rates vary so drastically is because every building is different. Even two offices of the same size in separate parts of the country would likely have different rates.

Janitorial services companies will look at the following factors to price a job:
  • Building or business size
  • Access & parking
  • Amount needed
  • Frequency
One of the reasons janitorial services rates vary so drastically is because every building is different. Even two offices of the same size in separate parts of the country would likely have different rates.