Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (37-2011)

Occupation 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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 5,5535,869 5.7372 359763
United States 2,384,6002,621,200 9.9162,900 157,500344,050

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.418.9310.06 12.0215.5220.11
Alaska 16.2910.6812.63 15.5819.0623.60
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 15.7410.4812.09 15.0118.4722.72
Fairbanks North Star Borough 15.4010.0811.90 14.5117.9022.25
Southeast Region 17.3612.5213.71 15.9319.9425.84
Balance of State 17.3511.1213.49 17.1320.9924.19

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6,511989 15.248.2 38.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2,062
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation307
UI claimants previously working in occupation682
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 4,431
Number of job position postings 649
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.8

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training