Janitors and Cleaners
(Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners)

3.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $13.98 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 81% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' job openings is expected to rise 5.7% by 2030
'Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' was $29,080, or $13.98 hourly
'Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' are paid 30.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 1,990,510 people employed as Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.
This represents around 1.43% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.

SOC Code: 37-2011.00

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Ron Leffers says
there will less people working with robots but more people doing other things
Jun 05, 2020 at 03:28 PM
Jayden (Highly likely) says
We’ve already got little cleaning technology and I think it would be good to have robots that would just do this
Mar 08, 2020 at 09:46 AM
Peter (Small chance) says
This job deal with people and unpredictable action of people make difficult to created AI capable do do it. That was reason why was stopped it development. Job my be changed from actual cleaning to preparing area for robots.
Oct 15, 2019 at 09:15 AM

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