Cleaning and Other Service Supervisors

(NOC 6315, 6316)

in All NS Occupations

Cleaning supervisors supervise, direct and coordinate the activities of light duty, industrial or specialized cleaners and janitors. Cleaning supervisors are employed by hospitals and other health care institutions, hotels, motels, schools and other educational institutions, commercial and industrial establishments, home and office cleaning establishments and by various specialized cleaning companies. Other services supervisors Coordinate, assign and review the work of dry cleaning, laundry, ironing, pressing and finishing workers, theatre ushers and attendants, sports and recreation club workers, commissionaires, security guards and other service workers not elsewhere classified. They are employed by service establishments throughout the public and private sectors.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Decline slightly employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 65 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2016

Compared to: All NS Occupations

  • Estimate Weak growth employment change, 2017-2019
  • Estimate 33315 openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2016

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline slightly over the next few years, which may affect the number of new opportunities available. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Cleaning and Other Service Supervisors most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs are typically temporary positions (such as a term, contract, or casual work).

The median employment income for 69% of Cleaning and Other Service Supervisors who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $37,205. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$12.00

Minimum

$16.25

Median

$35.71

Maximum

Annual Pay

$7,565

Minimum

$30,943

Median

$67,820

Maximum

Compared to: All NS Occupations

Hourly Pay

$11.55

Minimum

$19.89

Median

$40.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,872

Minimum

$29,983

Median

$83,126

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Cleaning supervisors supervise, direct and coordinate the activities of light duty, industrial or specialized cleaners and janitors. Cleaning supervisors are employed by hospitals and other health care institutions, hotels, motels, schools and other educational institutions, commercial and industrial establishments, home and office cleaning establishments and by various specialized cleaning companies. Other services supervisors Coordinate, assign and review the work of dry cleaning, laundry, ironing, pressing and finishing workers, theatre ushers and attendants, sports and recreation club workers, commissionaires, security guards and other service workers not elsewhere classified. They are employed by service establishments throughout the public and private sectors.

Job duties

Cleaning and other services supervisors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise and coordinate the work of light duty, industrial, or specialized cleaners and janitors and other service workers not elsewhere classified.
  • Prepare work schedule and coordinate activities with those of other departments.
  • Resolve work-related problems and prepare and submit progress and other reports.
  • Hire and train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies.
  • Ensure smooth operation of computer systems, equipment, and machinery, and arrange for maintenance and repair work.
  • Prepare budget, estimate costs, and keep financial records.
  • Requisition supplies and materials.
  • Monitor quality and production levels.
  • May perform the same duties as workers supervised.

Sample job titles

  • cleaning and maintenance supervisor
  • dry cleaning supervisor
  • head caretaker
  • head custodian - cleaning services
  • head janitor
  • housekeeping supervisor
  • park supervisor
  • rink supervisor
  • ticket clerk supervisor
  • trailer park supervisor

Skills

Supervisory, organizational, leadership, and effective communications skills are essential. You must be observant, responsible, and able to enforce rules and regulations. As supervisor, you will be required to resolve problems and address the concerns of unhappy customers/clients.

Job requirements

  • Completion of high school is usually required.
  • Completion of college courses related to the area supervised may be required.
  • Previous experience in the job supervised is usually required.
  • Previous supervisory experience may be required.
  • Certification or licensing may be required for some jobs in this group (i.e., supervisors of commissionaires or security guards).

Other considerations

Annual incomes will depend upon many factors, including industry, location, qualifications, and the number of staff being supervised. Progression to managerial positions is possible with additional training or experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

655

employed in 2016

88.8%

employed full-time

3.1%

self employed

36.5%
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63.5%
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N/A

median age

Compared to: All NS Occupations

427,305

employed in 2016

78.0%

employed full-time

10.0%

self employed

49.2%
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50.8%
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37

median age

Where will I likely work?

57.7%

Halifax

12.8%

Cape Breton

11.4%

Annapolis Valley

8.7%

Southern

8.7%

Northern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

Northern

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

46.5%

Management, Admin & Other Support

10.9%

Information, Culture & Recreation

10.1%

Educational Services

5.4%

Accommodation and Food Services

5.4%

Other Services

What is the age of Employment?

29.3%

55-64

19.0%

35-44

17.2%

15-24

17.2%

45-54

10.3%

25-34

10.3%

65+

Compared to: All NS Occupations

35.7%

25-34

28.6%

35-44

21.4%

55-64

Top levels of education

32.4%

High school

$19,339 median annual income
26.2%

College certificate or diploma

N/A
17.6%

Less than high school

N/A
13.1%

Trades certificate

N/A
9.7%

Bachelor's degree

$11,083 median annual income

Compared to: All NS Occupations

40.4%

High school

$12,982 median annual income
19.9%

College certificate or diploma

$19,514 median annual income
18.8%

Less than high school

$9,486 median annual income
10.0%

Bachelor's degree

$20,807 median annual income
8.0%

Trades certificate

$18,797 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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Additional resources

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