|Quick Facts: Janitors and Building Cleaners
$31,990 per year
$15.38 per hour
|No formal educational credential
|Short-term on-the-job training
|1% (Little or no change)
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, sanitary, orderly, and in good condition.
Janitors and building cleaners usually work indoors, but they may also work outdoors on tasks such as sweeping walkways or removing snow. Most janitors and building cleaners work full time, although part-time work is common. Work schedules may vary to include evenings, nights, or weekends.
Janitors and building cleaners typically do not need formal education to enter the occupation. However, some employers may require or prefer that workers have a high school diploma or equivalent. Most janitors and building cleaners learn on the job.
The median hourly wage for janitors and building cleaners was $15.38 in May 2022.
Employment of janitors and building cleaners is projected to show little or no change from 2022 to 2032.
Despite limited employment growth, about 336,700 openings for janitors and building cleaners are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most 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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