Building & Grounds Cleaning Occupations
The most recent data of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) states the following:
Building and grounds cleaners ensure that structures and lands remain attractive, orderly, and safe.
Overall employment in building and grounds cleaning occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 290,800 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 779,400 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
More workers will be needed to keep up with the 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 this group was $30,240 in May 2021, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
Building & Grounds Cleaning Jobs
Below you find a list of building and grounds cleaning positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2021 Median Pay|
|Grounds Maintenance Workers||Grounds maintenance workers ensure that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy.||See How to Become One||$35,460|
|Janitors and Building Cleaners||Janitors and building cleaners keep many types of buildings clean, orderly, and in good condition.||No formal educational credential||$29,760|
|Pest Control Workers||Pest control workers remove unwanted pests that infest buildings and surrounding areas.||High school diploma or equivalent||$37,540|
Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers
Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic