Window cleaners

£5,720 Average salary at age 20
£18,720 Average Salary
34 Average hours per week


Window cleaners wash and polish windows and other glass fittings.

Main Tasks

  • Secures ladders and other equipment to gain safe access to glass;
  • Selects appropriate cleaning or polishing implement;
  • Washes and polishes glass with brushes, cloths, sponges, water and solvents.


No academic qualifications are required. On-the-job training may be available in larger firms. NVQs/SVQs in Cleaning: Windows, Glass and Façade Surfaces at Level 2 are available.

UK Prospects

25400 Workforce Size
0.12% Predicted growth 2020 - 2027
11999 Predicted Replacement 2020 - 2027

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