On average, commercial cleaning costs $200, and prices generally range from $135 to $300. Commercial cleaners charge $80 to $100 on the low end and $450 to $880 on the high end.
Commercial cleaning prices:
|National average cost||$200|
|Typical cost range||$135-$300|
|Low-end cost range||$80-$100|
|High-end cost range||$450-$880|
Because commercial cleaning services provide help for a wide variety of property types —offices, restaurants, retail locations, medical facilities, schools, churches and more — their rates are highly variable. Also, some customers hire professional cleaners for a one-time service, and others use a cleaning service multiple times a week on an ongoing basis.
Here's an in-depth look at the factors that affect commercial cleaning prices.
What's in this cost guide?
Commercial cleaning rates per square foot
Pros will help clean small storefronts or offices under 1,000 square feet, as well as massive warehouse spaces or larger offices over 10,000 square feet. The bigger the space, the higher the cost because it will take more time, cleaning supplies and a larger cleaning crew.
Commercial cleaning rates chart:
|Total square feet||Average cost|
|0-1,000 sq. ft.||$120|
|1,000-2,000 sq. ft.||$200|
|2,000-3,000 sq. ft.||$290|
|3,000-4,000 sq. ft.||$370|
|4,000-5,000 sq. ft.||$460|
|5,000-6,000 sq. ft.||$540|
|6,000-7,000 sq. ft.||$630|
|7,000-8,000 sq. ft.||$700|
|8,000-9,000 sq. ft.||$800|
|9,000-10,000 sq. ft.||$880|
Commercial cleaning hourly rates
Commercial cleaners charge $25 to $90 per hour, and the average hourly rate is $39.
|National average cost||$39/hour|
|Typical cost range||$30-$50/hour|
|Low-end cost range||$25-$28/hour|
|High-end cost range||$75-$90/hour|
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.
In an office building, windows, bathrooms, break rooms and kitchens generally take longer to clean and disinfect than hallways, offices or waiting rooms. The more windows that need to be washed and the more higher-traffic areas that need to be cleaned, the greater the total cost will be.
Here’s a hypothetical breakdown of commercial cleaning costs from The Answer Residential and Commercial Cleaning:
|Commercial space||Square footage||Cost||What's included|
|Doctor’s office||1,000||$105 (3 hours at $35/hour)||3 bathrooms, 8 rooms, a receptionist desk, waiting room, hallway and front windows (vacuum, sweep and mop for all areas)|
|Business office||10,000 (two floors)||$210 (6 hours at $35 per hour)||4 bathrooms, 2 lunch areas or kitchens, a receptionist area, 10 offices, 10 windows, stairs and a sitting area (vacuum, sweep and mop for all)|
|Commercial business space||20,000||$420 (12 hours at $35 per hour)||4 bathrooms, an executive office, 4 offices, lunchroom, customer service area, showroom, main entrance and front windows (with cleaning for all floors)|
Instead of hourly rates, some commercial cleaning companies will charge a flat rate. Generally, they will do a site visit and walkthrough to determine how many employees will be needed and how long the job will take.
You can hire either a cleaning company or a commercial cleaning contractor to clean your space. When you're searching for pros on Thumbtack, read their customer testimonials and look at their photos of commercial spaces they've cleaned in the past. Find out which pros are the most punctual, professional and (of course) the best at what they do.
And to accurately budget for cleaning services, you need to know exactly how much it will cost to clean your specific space. You can find this out by requesting quotes from several commercial cleaning companies near you.