Street Cleaner

Sweep refuses from municipal streets, gutters, and sidewalks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Street Cleaners do?

Sweeps refuse from municipal streets, gutters, and sidewalks into pile and shovels refuse into movable container that is pushed from place to place. May pick up paper and similar rubbish from lawns, flower beds, or highway median strips, using spike-tipped stick.


Should I be a Street Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Street Cleaner

    Most Street Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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