The average cost for office cleaning will be $0.07 – $0.16 / Sq. Ft.

Here are a few important factors that can affect the cost of office cleaning and could make the cost of cleaning your commercial space end up on the higher or lower end of that range (this is a 2021 updated list from a past article where we break regional costs down).

Factors that can Affect the Cost of Cleaning your Commercial Space

1. Quality  

– The old adage applies here: You get what you pay for. Quality commercial cleaning companies tend to charge more than low-quality ones. Better employees take longer to find, have a longer training process, and tend to be paid more. However, not every office cleaning company that charges a lot is of good quality. Here is an article about some questions to ask to make sure they are a good fit for you.

2. Job difficulty

– Some buildings and tasks may require a more difficult job than others. It comes down to how much time it takes to do the job you need or how the task is being done and how much detail needs to be focused on to meet your expectations.

3. Region

– As with anything, different cities have different average costs when it comes to janitorial services.

4. Distance/Location

–  Where you are in relation to a commercial cleaning company can affect the cost. Every minute an employee is in transit to and from a job is also the time that the company and employees are not earning a living.

5. Frequency/Timing

– While you will pay more cumulatively for a higher frequency of cleaning, the cost PER cleaning usually comes down as a “bulk” discount will often come into play.  In addition, the time you require the cleaning services to start and finish may affect the pricing of the services, if you are flexible with when the services can be completed (i.e. 6 pm – 2 am daily) you can expect pricing to be competitive.     


As with any large investment, do your homework. Ask the right questions and use your instincts and you will end up with a great partner to be a large contributor to a quality business operation. 

Find out if we are that company for you by getting a free commercial cleaning quote now.