Cleaning Supervisors

(NOC 6315)

in All Sales and Service

Cleaning supervisors supervise and coordinate the activities of light duty cleaners, specialized cleaners, and Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents. They work for hospitals and other health care institutions, hotels, motels, schools and other educational institutions, commercial and industrial businesses, home and office cleaning companies and specialized cleaning companies.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Stable employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 80 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Sales and Service

  • Estimate -505 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 6125 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

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 not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. 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 Supervisors most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 75% of Cleaning Supervisors who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $38,209. 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

$15.00

Minimum

$20.19

Median

$28.72

Maximum

Annual Pay

$11,508

Minimum

$35,669

Median

$67,810

Maximum

Compared to: All Sales and Service

Hourly Pay

$12.55

Minimum

$18.36

Median

$22.50

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,949

Minimum

$16,629

Median

$45,086

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Cleaning supervisors supervise and coordinate the activities of light duty cleaners, specialized cleaners, and Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents. They work for hospitals and other health care institutions, hotels, motels, schools and other educational institutions, commercial and industrial businesses, home and office cleaning companies and specialized cleaning companies.

Job duties

Cleaning supervisors:

  • Supervise and coordinate the work of light duty, industrial or specialized cleaners and janitors.
  • Inspect sites or facilities to make sure safety and cleanliness standards are met.
  • Recommend or arrange for additional services required like painting, repair work, renovations or replacement of furnishings and equipment.
  • Hire and train cleaning staff.
  • Prepare work schedule and coordinate activities with those of other departments.
  • Prepare budget, estimate costs and keep financial records.
  • Receive payment for specialized cleaning jobs.
  • May do certain cleaning duties.

Sample job titles

  • building cleaning supervisor
  • carpet cleaning supervisor
  • cleaning supervisor
  • head custodian
  • housekeeping supervisor
  • window washing 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 solve problems and address the concerns of unhappy customers/clients.

Job requirements

  • High school is usually required.
  • Experience in the job supervised is usually required.
  • Supervisory experience may be required.

Other considerations

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

By the numbers

Quick look

300

employed in 2016

90.0%

employed full-time

3.3%

self employed

33.3%
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66.7%
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50.2

median age

Compared to: All Sales and Service

102,605

employed in 2016

56.4%

employed full-time

5.8%

self employed

60.1%
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39.9%
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37

median age

Where will I likely work?

50.8%

Halifax

14.8%

Annapolis Valley

13.1%

Southern

13.1%

Cape Breton

8.2%

North Shore

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

41.5%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

24.5%

Educational services

11.3%

Health care and social assistance

3.8%

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

3.8%

Construction

What is the age of Employment?

34.0%

55-64

28.0%

45-54

23.0%

35-44

11.0%

25-34

3.0%

65+

Compared to: All Sales and Service

30.0%

15-24

17.2%

45-54

17.2%

25-34

16.1%

55-64

13.8%

35-44

Top levels of education

30.0%

High school

$35,583 median annual income
25.0%

Less than high school

$34,476 median annual income
25.0%

College Diploma

$30,089 median annual income
16.7%

Apprenticeship

$57,923 median annual income
6.7%

Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Sales and Service

39.8%

High school

$15,705 median annual income
19.7%

Less than high school

$9,866 median annual income
19.5%

College Diploma

$20,644 median annual income
9.9%

Bachelor

$21,262 median annual income
8.0%

Apprenticeship

$21,234 median annual income

Education & training

Adult High School Siploma or Equivalent

High School Program

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

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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Additional resources

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