Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations

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Total Workforce

5.14M

Average Age

43.7

Estimated Job Growth

9.26%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$25,691

Average Male Salary

$29,224

Average Female Salary

$19,816

About

Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are most often employed by the Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) industry. The average yearly wage for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations was $25,691 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations by wage are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, Healthcare Support Occupations, and Personal Care & Service Occupations.

Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are part of the Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, along with Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are Santa Ana City (East) PUMA, CA, Whitney, Sunrise Manor (South) & Paradise (Northeast) PUMA, NV, and Las Vegas City (South Central) PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are Santa Ana City (East) PUMA, CA, Whitney, Sunrise Manor (South) & Paradise (Northeast) PUMA, NV, and Bedford Park, Fordham North & Norwood PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) is the industry that employs the most Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, by average wage, is Petroleum refining. Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are paid most in Essex County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Santa Ana City (East) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$25,691

AVERAGE SALARY

± $285

In 2017, Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations earned an average of $25,691, $26,374 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations make somewhat more than Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations while Personal Care & Service Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.402

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.402, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, by number of employees, are Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction), Landscaping services, and Traveler accommodation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, by average wage, are Petroleum refining, Pipeline transportation, and Coal mining.

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Industries by Share

5.14M

2017 Workforce

± 54,696

0.126%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.5%

The number of people employed as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations has been growing at a rate of 0.126%, from 5,135,757 people in 2016 to 5,142,248 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations employed by various industries. Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) employs the largest share of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations at  19.6%, followed by Landscaping services with 15.8% and Traveler accommodation with 8.39%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations in the US. The average age of male Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations is 44.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

3.21M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 43,514

1.93M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 33,894

62.4% of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

65% of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.6% of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations.

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Age by Gender

43.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.208

44.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.246

The median age of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations is 43.7, and Male employees are generally 1.68 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations is Business but a relatively high number of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Management of Personnel Resources, and Time Management. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are expected to see a growth of 9.26% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.26%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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