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Cost of (exterior) window cleaning

Last updated: 19th Apr 2019

Hiring a window cleaning specialist costs around $35/hr. If your window is of a standard size and doesn’t require thorough cleaning, you can pay as low as $30/hr. However, if you have multiple windows and some of them are difficult to reach, rates can go for as high as $45/hr.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Window Cleaners on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

How much should you prepare for a standard window cleaning job?

A standard window cleaning job normally costs around $186.58. This is for an averaged-sized window in a single-storey house. Window cleaners usually charge extra fees for cleaning windows on upper floors and window screens.

How are window cleaning prices determined?

Even before asking for a quote, you can have an idea about whether you’ll be spending a little bit more money than average to have your windows cleaned. Here are some factors that directly affect the price of a window cleaning job:

  • Number of windows – Window cleaners often charge by the hour or by the number of window panes or windows. Obviously, the more windows you have, the longer it will take to finish the task.
  • The amount of dirt and grime – You will be charged a higher rate for cleaning excessive dirt that has built up over time. However, if your windows are regularly cleaned by a professional, this will not be a big problem.
  • Ease of access – One of the main reasons people hire a professional window cleaner is because they have the proper equipment to reach windows that are not easily accessible such as those on the upper floors or those that are not within arm’s reach. Some window cleaning businesses charge a higher rate for these kinds of windows.
  • Additional services – Some professional window cleaners include window screens, sills, and tracks in their service. However, others may charge extra for the upkeep of these parts.
Photo from: Squeegee Kleen

Photo from: Squeegee Kleen

Same average rate for most Australian states

Cost of exterior window cleaning

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Western Australia has the lowest average rate for window cleaning services at $30/hr. Meanwhile, residents of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria are paying approximately $35/hr to have their windows cleaned by professionals.

To get your money’s worth, make sure to hire an established window cleaning company. You can check out for a list of the most reliable window cleaners in your area.




Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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