Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

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.

Median Annual Wage: $22,840

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (72%); Less than high school diploma (19%); Bachelor's degree (7%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Custodian; Janitor; Cleaner; Custodial Worker; Building Custodian; Heavy Duty Custodian; Floor Tech (Floor Technician); Building Service Worker; Building Services Technician; Institutional Custodian

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.

More Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Careers

  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.
  • Gather and empty trash.
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
  • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, or mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, or squeegees.
  • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
  • Requisition supplies or equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, or equipment.
  • Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors.
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Steam clean or shampoo carpets.
  • Move heavy furniture, equipment, or supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.

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