The national average cost for cleaning of a standard commercial space is between $70 and $120, with larger spaces such as warehouses and multi-level offices costing more.
Because commercial cleaning services provide help for a wide variety of property types—offices, restaurants, retail locations, medical facilities, schools, churches and more—the average price for commercial cleaning companies is highly variable. In addition, some customers hire professional cleaners for a one-time service, and others use a cleaning service multiple times a week on an ongoing basis. Let's look at the factors that affect commercial cleaning costs.
What's in this cost guide?
- Commercial Cleaning Rates per Square Foot
- One-Time Commercial Cleaning Rates Chart
- How Number of Windows and Bathrooms Affect Commercial Cleaning Costs
- Commercial Cleaning Flat Rates
- Commercial Cleaning Hourly Rates
Commercial Cleaning Rates per Square Foot
Pros will help clean small storefronts or offices under 1,000 square feet, up to massive warehouse spaces or larger offices over 10,000 square feet. The bigger the space to be cleaned, the higher the cost; cleaning a 10,000-square foot office will take more time, cleaning supplies and a larger cleaning crew than cleaning a small office.
One-Time Commercial Cleaning Rates Chart
|Square Feet||Commercial Cleaning Cost|
|0–1000 sq. ft||$118|
|1000–2000 sq. ft||$150|
|3000–4000 sq. ft||$200|
|5000–6000 sq. ft||$225|
|7000–8000 sq. ft||$400|
|9000–10000 sq. ft||$463|
How Number of Windows and Bathrooms Affect Commercial Cleaning Costs
In an office building, windows, bathrooms and breakrooms or kitchens generally take longer to clean and disinfect than hallways, offices or waiting rooms. The greater the number of windows to be washed and the more higher-traffic areas to be cleaned, the greater the total cleaning cost will be.
Here’s a hypothetical breakdown of commercial cleaning costs from The Answer Residential and Commercial Cleaning, and how these types of spaces affect overall cleaning cost:
- Standard, 1,000-square-foot doctor’s office: $105, including three bathrooms, eight rooms, a receptionist desk, waiting room, hallway and front windows—vacuum, sweep and mop for all. Three hours at $35 per hour.
- Standard, two-floor, 10,000-square-foot business office: $210, including four bathrooms, two lunch areas or kitchens, a receptionist area, 10 offices, 10 windows, stairs and a sitting area— vacuum, sweep and mop for all. Six hours at $35 per hour.
- Standard 20,000-square-foot commercial business space: $420, including four bathrooms, an executive office, four offices, lunchroom, customer service area, show room, main entrance and front windows, with cleaning for all floors. Twelve hours at $35 per hour.
Commercial Cleaning Flat Rates
Some commercial cleaning companies charge a flat rate to clean a commercial space. Generally, they will do a site visit and walkthrough to determine about how many employees will be needed and how long the job will take. The Answer Residential and Commercial Cleaning in Bridgeport Connecticut assesses the square footage, number of rooms and type of rooms, and then breaks down the job by the hour to provide a price quote to clients.
Commercial Cleaning Hourly Rates
According to The Answer Residential and Commercial Cleaning, cleaning rates of $30–$35 per worker per hour represent an average range. Companies that charge by the hour may provide a free cost estimate based on a walkthrough and the number of hours they think it could take to clean a space. This cost estimate can vary after the job is complete, and the time it takes to clean the same space may vary from cleaning to cleaning, affecting office cleaning prices.