Also known as Chambermaid, Cleaner, Cottage Attendant, Environmental Services Aide, Environmental Services Worker, Guest Room Attendant (GRA), Housekeeper, Housekeeping Laundry Worker, Room Cleaner
Also known as Chambermaid, Cleaner, Cottage Attendant
Cleaners perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner.
In addition, Cleaners duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.
Cleaners are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Cleaners. More generally, Cleaners are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Cleaner is $26,220, and the average salary is $28,010. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Cleaner salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Cleaners earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Cleaners earn less than $19,370 per year, 25% earn less than $22,230, 75% earn less than $31,320, and 90% earn less than $39,140.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Cleaners is expected to change by 11.3%, and there should be roughly 183,300 open positions for Cleaners every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Cleaner are usually higher in their Realistic and Conventional interests.
Cleaners typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Cleaners typically have strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Cleaner tend to value Relationships, Support, and Independence.
Most importantly, Cleaners strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Cleaners somewhat value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Cleaners very slightly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Cleaners must consistently demonstrate qualities such as self-control, attention to detail, and cooperation.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Cleaners, ranked by importance:
Working as a Cleaner may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Cleaners need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Cleaners may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, public safety and security, or administration and management knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Cleaners might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Cleaners must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Cleaners need abilities such as trunk strength, oral comprehension, and oral expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Cleaners, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Cleaners frequently use skills like service orientation, coordination, and time management to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Cleaners, ranked by their relative importance.
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