What does a Janitor do?

Cleaners work to ensure that public or private spaces are kept neat, tidy, and sanitary. They use a variety of equipment and cleaning supplies in order to ensure that their job is done effectively. Cleaners may work in all kinds of different settings, including hospitals, hotels, restaurants, schools, office buildings and more. They do everything from mop floors and wash windows to sanitize surgical areas and food prep spaces.

A high school diploma is generally the only education required for a cleaner. It's usually more important that candidates can demonstrate strong time management skills, attention to detail, and are able to pass a background check. Candidates should also have a basic understanding of cleaning best practices, or the ability to learn quickly.

  • Empty trash and recycling receptacles into the appropriate waste bins and ensure that receptacles are kept clean and free of smell
  • Vacuum all carpeted areas and spot clean when necessary
  • Sweep, mop, and polish floors using the appropriate cleaning supplies
  • Clean and dust furniture, ledges, light fixtures, and other hard to reach places
  • Wash windows, mirrors and glass surfaces and ensure they are free of streaks
  • Clean and disinfect restrooms and ensure that soap and paper dispensers are well-stocked
  • Take inventory of cleaning supplies and materials and order more as needed
  • Inform maintenance manager of anything that is broken or not functioning correctly so that the issue is resolved promptly
  • Capable of following instructions and learn new techniques
  • Strong time management skills in order to ensure all work is completed by the end of shift
  • Demonstrate an understanding of standard cleaning supplies and equipment
  • Self-starter who takes the initiative to determine and complete necessary tasks, even with minimal supervision
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team
  • Must be physically capable of performing 8 hours of physical work each day
  • Able to lift up to 20 pounds for short periods of time
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
27%
2 - 4
7%
5 - 7
0%
8+
66%

Common Skill Sets

Positive Attitude
Strong WORK Ethic
English Language
Computer Literate
Windows
Polish
Effective Communication
IN Spanish

Janitor Seniority Levels

L2
Janitor
£19,799/yr
L3
Janitor III
£19,854/yr
L4
Lead Janitor
£19,854/yr
Housekeeper
40% made the transition
Warehouse Worker
33% made the transition
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Janitor Salaries

Average Base Pay

£19,799 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£18K
Median: £20K
£22K
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