Vehicle valeter or cleaner

Vehicle valeters and cleaners clean, wash and polish the interiors and exteriors of ships, aircraft, trains and road vehicles.


  • Washes, cleans and polishes as appropriate the exterior surfaces of vehicles.
  • Reports any damage or vandalism to the fabric of the vehicle interior.
  • Empties waste bins and removes rubbish.
  • Vacuums, brushes and washes vehicle upholstery and interior surfaces.

Typical Education Level

Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 14% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for vehicle valeter or cleaner is £14,684

963 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 963. 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 vehicle valeter or cleaner roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £14,684 per year. That is about £1,224 per month or £7.53 per hour. New workers generally start on £2,216, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,209

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, 963 people are employed in the region.

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