Building and Grounds Cleaning Occupations

Employment of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations is projected to grow 9 percent over the next ten years, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 493,200 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 is $24,700, which is lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,040.

Grounds Maintenance Workers

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.

Janitors and Building Cleaners

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

Pest Control Workers

Pest control workers remove unwanted pests, such as roaches, rats, ants, bedbugs, mosquitoes, ticks and termites that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

Additional Building and Grounds Cleaning Occupations

Building Cleaning Workers (all other)

All building cleaning workers not listed separately.

First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers

First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers directly supervise and coordinate work activities of cleaning personnel in hotels, hospitals, offices, and other establishments.

First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities.

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Maids and housekeeping cleaners perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner.

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