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School caretaker salary breakdown

As a school caretaker you could be earning around £20,000 on average throughout the school year. Since you’ll be working in a school setting you’ll generally be working within term time, which might affect how much you’re paid. If you’re a new starter you might be earning around £18,000 or more.

Your income as a school caretaker is going to depend on a few things. Firstly, think about where you’re going to be working. Your location could mean you’re earning more or less than the national average, so it’s good to check out how pay might vary between your local area and others. For example, Londoners can expect to earn on average 25% more than the next closest region because of things like the cost of living. 

Your experience level will also be a major factor in what you’ll earn. As a new starter with little experience you might not be earning much, especially if you’re going to be working part-time or similar. After you’ve gained some experience in the role then you’ll probably find you’re earning significantly more. Experienced school caretakers can expect to earn around £25,000 or more in the role. If you have any relevant experience then it might helpful in getting you a higher salary. 

How you could earn a higher school caretaker salary

If you’re looking to earn a higher salary as a school caretaker then you should look into acquiring additional skills and knowledge that will be useful in the job. Having the right supporting qualifications is going to help you to be considered for higher level positions or a better paying job in a new workplace.

Having a qualification in safeguarding is useful in any setting where you’ll be working with children or vulnerable people. You could also look at a course in understanding autism or getting your first aid qualification. With supporting qualifications you will be seen as a more valuable potential employee and will be more likely to get those higher paying jobs, as well as being considered for higher level positions as you progress.

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Final note

Now that you’ve learned about what a school caretaker earns why not head back to our school caretaker career advice page? We’ll help you to get the premises management job you’ve been looking for! 

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