Cleaning Service Owners


Cleaning Service Owners


Cleaning service owners go into homes, offices, and apartment buildings to clean carpets, upholstery, and drapes. With special training, they also clean air ducts and restore homes and buildings damaged by fire, flood, and other disasters. There are successful cleaning services all across the country, but those businesses devoted to disaster restoration are generally located in areas with cold seasons and inclement weather.

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma



Several years of experience needed



Business Management


Personality Traits



Because of the differing sizes of cleaning services, from franchises and one-owner operations, to multimillion-dollar cleaning companies, few accurate salary statistics have been compiled. A hard-working entrepreneur with a single-person operation can make between $45,000 and $60,000 a year. Owners of large cleaning service firms can easily make more than $100,000 annually. Supervisors and mana...

Work Environment

Work as a cleaning service professional can be physically demanding. There is a lot of heavy equipment to lift and move repeatedly. Industrial chemicals can also be harmful to workers' health unless they take appropriate safety precautions. Additionally, the vacuums and other equipment can be noisy.

With the exception of hauling your equipment from your truck to the home or building, you...


Employment for self-employed janitors and cleaners is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Office buildings make up the biggest share of the cleaning services market, and the marketplace is expanding to include more government buildings and industrial plants, as well. Job opportunities will be good as more business...