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These workers ensure that structures and lands remain attractive, orderly, and safe.

Overall employment in building and grounds cleaning occupations is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032. About 752,600 openings are projected each year, on average, in these occupations due to employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave the occupations permanently.

The median annual wage for this group was $35,990 in May 2023, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $48,060.

BLS employment projections, wage, and other data for related occupations not shown in the following table are available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page. Information highlighting physical demands, cognitive and mental requirements, and other qualifications for workers in this group are available in a BLS Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) profile.

Grounds maintenance workers Grounds Maintenance Workers

Grounds maintenance workers install and maintain landscapes, prune trees or shrubs, and do other tasks to ensure that vegetation is attractive, orderly, and safe.

See How to Become One $37,690
Janitors and building cleaners Janitors and Building Cleaners

Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, sanitary, orderly, and in good condition.

No formal educational credential $35,020
Pest control workers Pest Control Workers

Pest control workers remove insects, rodents, and other pests that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

High school diploma or equivalent $43,470

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024