Employment of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations is projected to grow 7 percent over the next ten years, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 386,800 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 is $29,940, which is lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
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.
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.