Building and Grounds Cleaning Occupations
Employment of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 349,800 new jobs. More workers will be needed to keep up with increasing demand for lawn care, landscaping, and cleaning services from large institutions, including universities and corporate campuses. Many aging or busy homeowners also require these services to help maintain their properties.
The median annual wage for building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations was $24,700 in May 2016, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,040.
|OCCUPATION||JOB SUMMARY||ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION||2016 MEDIAN PAY|
Grounds maintenance workers ensure that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy in order to provide a pleasant outdoor environment.
|See How to Become One||$26,830|
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.
|No formal educational credential||$24,190|
Pest control workers remove unwanted creatures, such as roaches, rats, ants, bedbugs, and termites that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$33,040|
2016 Median Pay
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Publish Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015