Most custodians list "building floors," "customer service," and "locker rooms" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important custodian responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a custodian. We found that 16.8% of custodians have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 1.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some custodians have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two custodians were not college graduates.
The custodians who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and general studies, while a small population of custodians studied criminal justice and accounting.
Once you're ready to become a custodian, you should explore the companies that typically hire custodians. According to custodian resumes that we searched through, custodians are hired the most by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Planet Fitness, and Somers Building Maintenance. Currently, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has 341 custodian job openings, while there are 266 at Planet Fitness and 146 at Somers Building Maintenance.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, custodians tend to earn the biggest salaries at Piedmont High School, San Rafael Elementary School, and Estes Express Lines. Take Piedmont High School for example. The median custodian salary is $48,740. At San Rafael Elementary School, custodians earn an average of $40,318, while the average at Estes Express Lines is $40,034. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a custodian include Brigham Young University, Michigan State University, and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. These three companies were found to hire the most custodians from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, custodians make their living in the education and non profits industries. Custodians tend to make the most in the education industry with an average salary of $27,183. The custodian annual salary in the retail and professional industries generally make $26,862 and $25,739 respectively. Additionally, custodians who work in the education industry make 13.5% more than custodians in the utilities Industry.