|Quick Facts: Janitors and Building Cleaners|
$29,080 per year
$13.98 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|6% (As fast as average)|
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.
Most janitors and building cleaners work indoors. However, some work outdoors part of the time, sweeping walkways, mowing lawns, and removing snow. Because office buildings often are cleaned while they are empty, many cleaners work evening hours. The work can be physically demanding and sometimes dirty and unpleasant.
Most janitors and building cleaners learn on the job. Formal education is not required.
The median hourly wage for janitors and building cleaners was $13.98 in May 2020.
Employment of janitors and building cleaners is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 314,900 openings for janitors and building cleaners are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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