Window cleaner

Window cleaners wash and polish windows and other glass fittings.


  • Washes and polishes glass with brushes, cloths, sponges, water and solvents.
  • Selects appropriate cleaning or polishing implement.
  • Secures ladders and other equipment to gain safe access to glass.

Typical Education Level

Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 4% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* This is not likely to lead to a great demand for new workers due to retirement

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for window cleaner is £15,347

354 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 354. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for window cleaner roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £15,347 per year. That is about £1,279 per month or £7.87 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,762, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £26,582

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 354 people are employed in the region.

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