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School cleaner salary breakdown

As a school cleaner your salary will start at around £16,000. The average salary for a school cleaner in the UK is around £18,000. When you’re working as a school cleaner you’ll more than likely be working in term time, so you could be taking home less than this in practice. 

Your income as a school cleaner 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. If you already have some experience, or after you’ve gained some experience in the role, then you’ll probably find you’re earning significantly more. With experience, a school cleaner could be earning about £20,000 a year. 

How you could earn a higher school cleaner salary

If you’re looking to earn a higher salary as a school cleaner 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. Even though you won’t be directly working with any children and young people in your position, it’s good for you to have the necessary skills when facing any issues that could crop up, they’ll show employers you’re willing to put in the extra effort.

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 cleaner earns why not head back to our school cleaner career advice page? We’ll help you to get the early years jobs you’ve been looking for! 

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