What does a Senior Custodian do?

Custodians work to create a clean, orderly, and safe environment by performing a wide variety of cleaning and maintenance activities on buildings. They ultimately keep buildings clean, ranging from banks to schools and offices. While custodians mainly work inside, they also have duties that take place outside like sweeping walkways and mowing lawns.

Custodians must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED). The best custodians are comfortable working independently, have repair and maintenance skills, and are service-oriented.

  • Maintain floors in a clean state by sweeping, scrubbing, mopping, and waxing them
  • Empty and clean trash receptacles and collect recycling
  • Clean, sanitize, and supply bathrooms
  • Clean and service custodial equipment as needed
  • Perform minor repairs on furniture, buildings, and equipment
  • Report any safety, sanitary, or fire hazards to the appropriate department
  • Lock and unlock windows, doors, and gates
  • Ensure grounds areas are clean and orderly
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Previous custodial and grounds experience preferred
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Comfortable squatting, twisting, bending, and kneeling while using tools and performing maintenance tasks
  • Possess working knowledge of the methods, technique, and materials used in custodial work
  • Ability to climb ladders and work from heights
  • Familiar with operating, caring for, and storing custodial equipment and supplies
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Custodian Salaries

Average Base Pay

$36,441 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$23K
Median: $36K
$57K
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Senior Custodian Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Custodian, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Custodian II
$31,101/yr
L3
L4
Lead Custodian
$34,289/yr
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Senior Custodian Insights

Read what Senior Custodian professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
SJBP Public SchoolsSJBP Public Schools
Custodian
Nov 26, 2021

“I got to work extra games which means extra money and I took q break when I wanted to”

Clean Time
Lead Custodian
Apr 15, 2021

“Not much full time opportunity but perfect for those looking for solid consistent extra hours.”

Interstate Hotels & ResortsInterstate Hotels & Resorts
Night Porter
Jul 23, 2019

“Communication is a negative as no one knows what needs done inter departmentally day to day.”

Weis MarketsWeis Markets
Custodian
Jul 27, 2021

“Good wage and hours very short drive worked here before great store enjoyed working”

RCCM Cleaning Services
Janitorial
Nov 29, 2020

“This is a very good job and a very generous and understanding boss.”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
AST
Sep 3, 2020

“Good wirk life balance is excelrvt”

Merrillville Community SchoolMerrillville Community School
Custodian
Feb 4, 2021

“It was ok but not appropriate good working pepole”

CMS Info SystemsCMS Info Systems
Custodian
May 14, 2021

“Good good good good good”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a senior custodian

When working as a senior custodian, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Arrangements, Geometry, Problem Solving, Judgement, and Writing.

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