Cleaning Jobs

Cleaning Job Overview

People who work in cleaning jobs keep indoor and exterior premises tidy. Some may work in hotels or extended-stay apartments, while others might primarily be employed by schools, hospitals, businesses and government buildings. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Sweeping floors
  • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Making beds
  • Disposing of garbage
  • Vacuuming
  • Restocking toiletry items
Cleaners who work outdoors are usually required to keep the premises safe and free of hazards by doing tasks like clearing walkways, shoveling snow and mowing lawns. Some cleaners work night and weekend hours, especially if they work for businesses and cannot start tasks until buildings are empty. If you're a night owl, you might be very happy in an evening office cleaning job. Cleaners usually must handle physical labor and spend extended periods on their feet.

Cleaning Job Education Requirements

Because much of a cleaner's training happens on the job, a person seeking entry-level job as a cleaner usually is not required to have a high school degree. However, individuals who want to work as Maintenance Managers in positions requiring them to oversee a large number of cleaners and repairmen will likely be expected to have at least a high school diploma and may be required to take management classes. Additionally, cleaners who work in hazardous environments where exposure to bodily fluids is common may need to get certified through a program that teaches how to stay safe from blood-borne pathogens.

Cleaning Job Market

Job prospects for maids and housekeepers are projected to increase by 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, and there's a similar increase expected for janitors. Overall job opportunities are favorable, especially for people who have experience and training. Cleaners can often be used for multiple jobs around a business, such as being a painter, if they are willing to take on more roles.

Because the cleaning industry has a high turnover rate, there are consistent openings across the country as people leave the workforce. Some cleaners only work seasonally, so it may be easier for people to find available work in popular vacation destinations that have a lot of hotels or resorts.

Cleaning Job Salary Information

In May 2012, the median annual wage for housekeepers and maids was $19,570. However, the wage increased to slightly under $23,000 for people employed at hospitals. Janitors, on the other hand, earned an average of $22,690 per year although those positions often included a building maintenance component that went beyond keeping premises tidy.

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Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Join a great and exciting team to develop state-of-the-art semiconductor process solutions in Wets/Cleans/Surface Preparation. This role of an experienced Unit-Process development engineer is geared towards managing and driving solutions for complex semiconductor fabrication processes and procedures in the area of Surface Preparation/Cleans (“Wets”), within IBM's Semiconductor Research & Developme...
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Description: Job Purpose: Commercial floor cleaning at retail locations Duties: * Maintains commercial floors at retail locations by sweeping, scrubbing, rinsing, burnishing and/or waxing floors and stripping as needed. * Assists in loading and unloading all necessary equipment between vehicle and job site. * Keeps cleaning equipment operational by following manufacturer's operating and care...
Earn $190.00+ daily, will train Dryer Vent Cleaning Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983 and accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train. Job Advancement Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-903-410...
Earn $190.00+ daily, will train Dryer Vent Cleaning Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983 and accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train. Job Advancement Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-903-410...
Earn $190.00+ daily, will train Dryer Vent Cleaning Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983 and accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train. Job Advancement Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-903-410...
Kelly Services has immediate openings for a part time custodial worker. This custodial worker will do a wide variety of cleanings in a large business. The custodial worker will be responsible for conference rooms, hallways, offices, desks, and bathrooms. The custodial worker will also be responsible for his or her own route. The custodial worker has to be responsible and energetic. This is a larg...
Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Carpet Cleaning Technician Compensation: Pay + Bonus and Benefits after 90 days STANLEY STEEMER is looking for highly motivated people to be part of our team who are friendly, with a desire to help people see the value of additional products and savings. Do you want a fast-paced, hands-on service position with the opportunity to move up the ladder in a stable, growing company? When you join Sta...
Earn $190.00+ daily, will train Dryer Vent Cleaning Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983 and accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train. Job Advancement Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-903-410...
Earn $190.00+ daily, will train Dryer Vent Cleaning Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983 and accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train. Job Advancement Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-903-410...
Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Earn $950.00+ weekly, will train Duct & Vent Cleaning Services Right now our company is training service technicians for residential dryer vent cleaning in your area. We have been in business since 1983, accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 1997. The work is very enjoyable, easy to learn, and we will train, advancement opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Call to Apply 1-800-9...
Announcing a great opportunity to work in a positive and fun environment! Kelly Services is currently recruiting for Carpet Cleaning Technicians. We are looking for people who are motivated and detail-oriented and have the ability to work with customers. These are entry level positions with the option of temp to hire within the first 30 days, with commission opportunities. 4 day work week, 10-12...
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, parks and destinations and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World'...
Machinist CMM Programmer/ Operator Quality Assurance ... does your sense of quality and meticulous attention to details set you apart? Use your strengths to build a great career with a growing Schaumburg precision machined component manufacturing/ distribution company that will value what you bring to the team! This is a highly successful ISO 9001:2008 organization that provides world-class qualit...

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