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How Much Does a Full-Time Commercial Day Cleaner Cost?

November 25th, 2021 | 4 min. read

How Much Does a Full-Time Commercial Day Cleaner Cost?

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If you’ve ever wanted to know how much commercial cleaning costs, you’d probably know that no one ever really seems to be able to give you a straightforward answer. 

It’s always, “it depends” or “we can’t give you an exact figure until XYZ is done.” 

And although it can be difficult to give someone an upfront response on how much a cleaning service will cost them, we’re going to try our best to answer your question right here, right now.

If you’re after a full-time day cleaner for your site, then you’ve come to the right place. 

At In-Tec, we are asked on a regular basis by potential customers what the cost of a commercial cleaning service is. 

And we’re here to tell you that a full-time day cleaner (someone who is on-site every day for 7.6 hours) can cost anywhere between $1688 to $1876 per week.

This range is quite large which is why we’ve given you two real-life examples of actual clients of In-Tec and what they pay. Due to confidentiality reasons, we have not disclosed the clients’ names, but have no doubt, these clients are real.  

By the end of the case study, your pressing question about the cost of commercial cleaning will be answered once and for all! And although the costs the two clients pay aren’t going to be the exact amounts you’ll pay; you can probably expect somewhere around these figures.

Let’s talk pricing!

Client One: Corporate Head Office

Client description and location 

The first client we’re going to take a look at is the corporate head office of an electronic company located in Eagle Farm. The site is responsible for all their finance and marketing sectors, along with picking and packing of products in the warehouse. 

The site has one full-time cleaner that works from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

What areas are cleaned within the site

One thing you need to know about this site is that there are roughly 500 people on site every single day. 

The reason I mentioned this first up is that it does determine what areas the day cleaner cleans, and what areas are left for the night cleaner.  

The day cleaner is responsible for all the high traffic areas which include:

  •     Kitchens (unpack dishwashers, empty bins, restock coffee supplies, clean benches). This is done 3 times throughout the day.
  •     Lunchroom (clean benches, tables, and chairs). This is done 3 times throughout the day.
  •     Amenities (cleaned twice a day)
  •     High touchpoints (disinfect door handles, handrails, light switches)
  •     Outside areas e.g. smoker area (empty bins, clean up butts off the ground)
  •     Warehouse offices 

Although the complex has multiple office areas and meeting rooms on-site, this job is reserved for the night cleaner. The day cleaner doesn’t clean these areas because it can be disruptive to the employees. 

The client's weekly cleaning cost

How much does the client pay for a full-time day cleaner?

The answer - $1688.10 per week Monday to Friday.

I will note that while we do perform night cleaning at the site, the figure shown above does not include the cost of the night cleaner. 

Client Two: Head Office 

Client description and location 

The last client we’re going to take a look at is the head office for a large importing business located near the Brisbane airport. 

The site has one full-time cleaner that works from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

What areas are cleaned within the site

If you think about all the standard areas you’d find in an office building, this site has exactly all that.

The day cleaner is responsible for the following areas within the office:

  •     Reception
  •     Hallways
  •     Offices
  •     Boardrooms
  •     Meeting rooms
  •     Kitchen
  •     Lunchroom
  •     Amenities

I will mention that the client requests vacuuming only be performed on certain days of the week to reduce the amount of noise travelling through the site.

The client's weekly cleaning cost

Now before we mention the cost to the client, there is one important thing to disclose to you.

We purely supply labour only to the client while they cover all the other costs involved e.g. chemicals, equipment, etc. 

So what is the client’s weekly cleaning cost?

They pay $1876.19 per week with In-Tec. 

You may have noticed that there is a slight difference in charges between the two clients mentioned in the case study. This is because, in one instance, we (In-Tec) are supplying a day cleaner with everything they need to get the job done, while in the other instance we are supplying labour only. 

Also, the cleaner at this site is engaged on a casual basis (which is a higher hourly rate) as the client wants to reserve the right to engage a direct employee in the future. Additionally, the client does not wish to sign a formal contract which is why the overall cost is higher.

Have you got a better idea of what your cleaning budget is for a full-time day cleaner?

If you’ve only just started researching how much a commercial cleaning service costs, we understand that it can be an overwhelming process. This is why we’ve decided to go through some real-life pricing with you via two case studies.

A full-time day cleaner can cost you between $1688 to $1876 per week.

But remember, every site is unique and has its own requirements so it is possible that your quote could fall outside these ranges. 

If you want to find out more about what factors affect the cost of a commercial cleaning service, have a read of our article How Much Does a Commercial Cleaning Service Cost!

Or if you’d like to have a chat with us further about cost and site requirements, schedule a call with Paul or Caitlin. We’re here to help.

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