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Employment of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 290,800 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 $26,840 in May 2018, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.

  OCCUPATION JOB SUMMARY ENTRY-LEVEL EDUCATION Help 2018 MEDIAN PAY Help
Grounds maintenance workers

Grounds Maintenance Workers

Grounds maintenance workers ensure that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy.

See How to Become One $29,400
Janitors and building cleaners

Janitors and Building Cleaners

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

No formal educational credential $26,110
Pest control workers

Pest Control Workers

Pest control workers remove unwanted pests that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

High school diploma or equivalent $35,610

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019