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Janitors and Cleaners


Janitors or cleaners, sometimes known as custodians, are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of schools, apartments, hospitals, office buildings, manufacturing plants, and other public structures. In addition to daily cleaning duties, they may perform light repair work when needed and make sure heating and cooling systems are in proper working order. They may also be responsible for some outdoor work such as sweeping sidewalks or walkways. There are more than 2.1 million janitors and cleaners employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits


Hands On


Career Ladder
Owner, Cleaning Service Company

Manager, Janitorial/Custodial Services

Janitorial/Custodial Supervisor