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 $23,860 in May 2015, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200.

Grounds maintenance workers

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.

See How to Become One $25,610
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 $23,440
Pest control workers

Pest Control Workers

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 $32,160

Publish Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015