Building and Grounds Cleaning Occupations
These workers ensure that structures and lands remain attractive, orderly, and safe.
Overall employment in building and grounds cleaning occupations is projected to grow 5 percent over the next ten years, about as fast as the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 290,800 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 779,400 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations is $30,240, which is lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
Grounds maintenance workers ensure that the grounds of houses, businesses, parks, and urban infrastructure are attractive, orderly, and healthy in order to provide a pleasant outdoor environment.
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.
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
All building cleaning workers not listed separately.
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 directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities.
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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