First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers

What do they do?

Directly supervise and coordinate work activities of cleaning personnel in hotels, hospitals, offices, and other establishments.

Also known as:

Building Maintenance Supervisor, Building Services Supervisor, Buildings and Grounds Coordinator, Buildings and Grounds Director, Buildings and Grounds Superintendent, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, Custodial Foreman, Custodian, Custodian Supervisor, Environmental Services Coordinator, Environmental Services Director, Environmental Services Supervisor (EVS), Executive Housekeeper, Facilities and Grounds Director, Facilities Manager, Facility Supervisor, Head Custodian, Head of Maintenance, Head School Custodian, Housekeeping Coordinator, Housekeeping Director, Housekeeping Manager, Housekeeping Supervisor, Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor, Janitorial Supervisor, Lead Custodian, Maintenance Director, Maintenance Supervisor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 12%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #19 in job growth rate
  • 980

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #7 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.5%)
  • Master's degree (2%)
  • Bachelor's degree (12.8%)
  • Associate's degree (7.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (24%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (38%)
  • Less than high school diploma (15.6%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.


People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Supervise maintenance workers.
  • Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities.
  • Plan employee work schedules.
  • Inspect work to ensure standards are met.
  • Clean facilities or sites.
  • Instruct staff in work policies or procedures.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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