There are currently an estimated 2,384,600 janitors in the United States. The janitor job market is expected to grow by 9.9% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are janitors?
CareerExplorer rates janitors with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 242,900 janitors. That number is based on 236,600 additional janitors, and the retirement of 6,300 existing janitors.
Are janitors in demand?
Favourable job prospects are predicted for janitors, as more apartment buildings, office complexes, schools, factories, hospitals, hotels, and other structures are built to support an increasing population and growing economy. The rapidly expanding healthcare industry will demand many new positions, especially in residential care facilities for the elderly. A large number of jobs will be available with cleaning and janitorial contractors that service multiple kinds of properties. Although better cleaning supplies and the use of teams of cleaners have led to productivity improvements in the industry, janitorial work remains very labor-intensive. In addition, there is a consistent need to replace the many workers who leave or retire from this very large occupation, which generally offers part-time or temporary employment, low pay, and limited promotion potential. These factors, combined with the fact that the cleanliness of buildings is a public health concern, ensure that jobs in the field will continue to be available.
What’s the supply of janitors?
The janitor industry is concentrated in California, New York, Texas
Janitor job market by state
|State Name||Employed Janitors|
|District of Columbia||15,790|
|Virgin Islands, U.S.||910|