This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Caretakers keep places such as schools, apartment blocks and public buildings clean, safe and in good order.


Caretakers usually earn

$16-$18 per hour

Source: Ministry of Education, 'School Caretakers and Cleaners (including Canteen Workers) Collective Agreement', 2015.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a caretaker are poor due to the decreasing number of jobs available.
Rex Baker mowing grass next to a fence

Caretakers maintain and make minor repairs to buildings, fixtures and grounds

Last updated 20 September 2017