Job Description for Custodial Workers

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A custodial worker is employed by residential, commercial or industrial facilities for the purpose of performing cleaning duties. Alternate job titles include janitor, maid and housekeeping cleaner.

Cleaning Duties

  • Custodial workers are responsible for cleaning buildings. This includes vacuuming, mopping, washing windows and emptying trash.

Work Hours

Salary

  • The average custodial worker employed in the United States of America earns a yearly income of $19,930 as of November 2009.

International Executive Housekeepers Association

  • The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is a professional membership organization catering to those in this industry. The IEHA provides two certifications for custodial workers: Certified executive housekeeper and registered executive housekeeper.

Industry-Wide Employment

  • In 2006, custodial workers held 4.2 million jobs in the United States. Of that, 7 percent were self-employed.

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