Janitors and building superintendents

Janitors and building superintendents

NOC
6733

- Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

Clean and maintain commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents may also be responsible for the operation of the establishment.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

717
 

Median Hourly Wage

$16.00
$11.70
Low
$21.00
High

Median Salary

$25,419
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

5,218
 

% Working Full Time

79%
 

% Working Full Year

69%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious, industrial and other establishments.

Main Duties

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate industrial vacuum cleaners to remove scraps, dirt, heavy debris and other refuse
  • Wash windows, interior walls and ceilings
  • Empty trash cans and other waste containers
  • Sweep, mop, scrub and wax hallways, floors and stairs
  • Clean snow and ice from walkways and parking areas
  • Cut grass and tend grounds and plants
  • Clean and disinfect washrooms and fixtures
  • Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing and electrical systems, and contact tradespersons for major repairs
  • Perform other routine maintenance jobs such as painting and drywall repair
  • May move heavy furniture, equipment and supplies
  • Ensure that security and safety measures are in place in the establishment
  • May advertise vacancies, show apartments and offices to prospective tenants and collect rent
  • May supervise other workers.

Also Known As

  • building caretaker
  • building superintendent
  • custodian
  • handyman/woman
  • heavy-duty cleaner
  • industrial cleaner
  • plant cleaner
  • school janitor
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Some occupations in this unit group require previous cleaning and maintenance experience.
  • A journeyman/woman certificate in one or more of the trades or a building operator certificate may be required for building superintendents.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

25.2%
Female
74.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

7.2%
15-24
9.6%
25-34
13.0%
35-44
29.9%
45-54
33.9%
55-64
6.4%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

22.9%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
46.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
10.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
17.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
2.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

24.5%
Educational services
22.1%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
9.2%
Health care and social assistance
44.3%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

22.80%
Northeast
27.90%
Southeast
22.20%
Southwest
16.50%
Central
10.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$29,704
Northeast
$28,183
Southeast
$33,601
Southwest
$26,654
Central
$26,322
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$17.00
$11.70
Low
$20.00
High

Southeast

$17.00
$11.70
Low
$23.86
High

Southwest

$15.00
$12.00
Low
$20.50
High

Central

$15.11
$11.70
Low
$22.00
High

Northwest

$16.40
$11.70
Low
$19.75
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$25,419

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$36,305

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$25,419

Newfoundland

$30,452

Prince Edward Island

$24,753

Nova Scotia

$26,188

Canada

$29,673
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

717
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-13
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

730
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

2,252
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-31
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

2,283