How to become a Cleaner

Cleaners often gain entry-level work in the homes and businesses of neighbors and family friends. The work can be very fulfilling for those that enjoy practical work and are methodical in nature. Cleaners can begin right away as there is no formal training involved; however, on-the-job training is sometimes provided, especially if working for a business. Some cleaners are hired by agencies and are given specified training in the use of certain cleaning agents and procedures depending on the clients they are servicing.

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What skills help Cleaners find jobs?

  • Cleaning Experience
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Custodial Experience
  • Residential Cleaning
  • Industrial Cleaning
  • Sanitation
  • Pool Cleaning
  • Human Resources
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Detailing
  • Customer Service
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Career progression for Cleaner

Education levels for Cleaners

Based on the requirements of Cleaner job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
High School Diploma or GED94.3%
Bachelor's Degree2.8%
Associate's Degree1.4%
Master's Degree1.1%
Middle School Education0.2%
Doctoral Degree0.1%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Cleaner in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0-4$19,200
4-8$21,100
8-12$22,000
12-16$22,500
16-20$22,100
20-24$23,000
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Common qualifications for Cleaners

  • Driver's License
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Confined Space Certification
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification
  • TWIC Card
  • OSHA 10
  • IICRC Certification
  • CDL B
  • Class E
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • TABC Certified
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