Cleaners and domestics

£6,240 Average salary at age 20
£20,280 Average Salary
44 Average hours per week


Cleaners and domestics clean interiors of private houses, shops, hotels, schools, offices and other buildings.

Main Tasks

  • Scrubs, washes, sweeps and polishes floors, corridors and stairs;
  • Dusts and polishes furniture and fittings;
  • Cleans toilets and bathrooms;
  • Washes down walls and ceilings;
  • Empties ashtrays, waste bins and removes rubbish.


No academic qualifications are required. On-the-job training may be provided. NVQs/SVQs in Cleaning: Building Interiors are available at Levels 1 and 2.

What Cleaners and domestics studied in higher education

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What Cleaners and domestics studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography3
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies6
(L3) Sociology3
(C1) Biology3
(H3) Mechanical engineering2
(F1) Chemistry2
(C8) Psychology6
(W1) Fine art3
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music2
(D3) Animal science2
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(D4) Agriculture1
(R9) Others in European languages, literature & related subjects1
(W6) Cinematics & photography3
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies4
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering1
(L2) Politics2
(K1) Architecture1
(H1) General engineering1
(H2) Civil engineering1
(B7) Nursing1
(R4) Spanish studies1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing1
(W4) Drama3
(M1) Law by area3
(M2) Law by topic1
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport2
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics1
(M9) Others in law1
(N1) Business studies3
(J6) Maritime technology1
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work2
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting2
(C6) Sport & exercise science4
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies1
(V1) History by period3
(I1) Computer science2

UK Prospects

522900 Workforce Size
0.12% Predicted growth 2020 - 2027
194400 Predicted Replacement 2020 - 2027

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