Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

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What do they do?

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.

Also known as:

Building Custodian, Building Service Worker, Building Services Technician, Cleaner, Custodial Worker, Custodian, Floor Tech (Floor Technician), Heavy Duty Custodian, Houseman, Institutional Custodian, Janitor, School Custodian, Window Washer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 8.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #38 in job growth rate
  • 9,550

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #19 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (5.5%)
  • Associate's degree (6.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (18.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (45.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (23.3%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Remove snow.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
  • Clean facilities or sites.
  • Monitor building premises to ensure occupant or visitor safety.
  • Clean building walls or flooring.
  • Dispose of trash or waste materials.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.0 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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