|Quick Facts: Janitors and Building Cleaners|
|2010 Median Pay||
$22,210 per year
$10.68 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Less than high school|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||2,310,400|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||11% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||246,400|
Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.
Most janitors and building cleaners work indoors, but some work outdoors part of the time, sweeping walkways, mowing lawns, or shoveling snow. Because office buildings are usually cleaned while they are empty, many cleaning workers work evening hours. The work can be physically demanding and sometimes dirty and unpleasant.
Most janitors and building cleaning workers learn on the job. They do not need formal education.
The median hourly wage for janitors and building cleaners was $10.68 in May 2010.
Employment of janitors and building cleaners is expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. While overall job prospects are expected to be favorable, those with experience are likely to have the best opportunities.
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