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Average NYC school janitor makes $109,000 a year

Average NYC school janitor makes $109,000 a year

(New York Post) School custodians are cleaning up — in the hallways and in their paychecks — because the city doesn’t want to hire enough of them.

Custodians took home an average pay of $109,467 in the 2013-14 school year — and 634 of the city’s 799 custodians earned more than $100,000 in salary and overtime during that time, city payroll records show.

That’s because of the city’s 1,500 school buildings, 238 have no full-time custodian on site, up 74 percent from the 137 empty slots in 2012, according to data from the custodians union.

The arrangement is forcing nearly one-third of the city’s 737 custodians to cover two schools — and reap additional pay.

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