Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations

Minor Occupation Group

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2020 Workforce
4.96M
Average Age
43.8
Average Salary
$27,288
Average Male Salary
$31,071
Average Female Salary
$21,162

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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 $27,288 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations by wage are Healthcare Support Occupations, Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, and Personal Care & Service Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, Santa Ana City (East) PUMA, CA, and Indio, Coachella, Blythe & La Quinta (East) Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV, Collier County (East) PUMA, FL, and Lake Worth City, Lantana Town & Atlantis City PUMA, FL.

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 U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified. Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are paid most in Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA but are relatively concentrated in Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,288
AVERAGE SALARY
± $313

In 2020, Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations earned an average of $27,288, $28,666 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Healthcare Support 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

0.401
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.401, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, by average wage, are U. S. Armed Forces: Branch Not Specified, Pottery, ceramics, & plumbing fixture manufacturing , and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

4.96M
2020 Workforce
± 53,740
−2.35%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 1.56%

The number of people employed as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations has been declining at a rate of −2.35%, from 5,076,403 people in 2019 to 4,957,004 people in 2020.

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  19.8%, followed by Landscaping services with 16.3% and Traveler accommodation with 8.55%.

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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 and of female Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations is 45, and the most common race/ethnicity for Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

3.06M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 42,534
1.89M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 33,556

61.8% of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

44% of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.6% of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, White (Hispanic) 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 Sex

43
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.214
45
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.25

The median age of Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations is 43.8, and Male employees are generally 1.96 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 Operation and Control and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations need more than the average amount of Management of Material Resources, Management of Financial Resources, and Management of Personnel Resources.

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