Oregon Labor Market Information System
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Occupational Report for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (53-7061) in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region
Occupational Description

Wash or otherwise clean vehicles, machinery, and other equipment. Use such materials as water, cleaning agents, brushes, cloths, and hoses.

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Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Employment Outlook for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist largely due to the need to fill replacement job openings.

Regional Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was somewhat larger than the regional average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at about the regional average rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.
Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Job Openings from the Web for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
State of Oregon License Information for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $9.29 $9.56 $11.13 $14.04 $17.35 $12.21 $25,406
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.25 9.47 10.08 11.57 13.38 10.75 22,379
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 4,078 4,822 744 18.2% 74 132 207
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 92 107 15 16.3% 2 3 5

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Manufacturing Private 18
Food Manufacturing Private 17
Retail Trade Private 22
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Private 22
Automobile Dealers Private 22
Other Services (except Public Administration) Private 30
Repair and Maintenance Private 30
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Private 30
Educational Requirements for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment There are typically no educational requirements for this occupation. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
  • Apply Auto Detailing Techniques
  • Apply Cleaning Solvents
  • Clean, Fuel And Service Power Equipment
  • Follow Hazardous Materials Specifications
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Know Properties Of Cleaning Agents
  • Operate A Motor Vehicle With A Capacity Of Under 26,000 Gvw
  • Operate And Monitor A Car Wash Operation
  • Operate Cleaning Equipment Such As Vacuum Cleaners
  • Operate Hoist, Winch Or Hydraulic Boom
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Rogue Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap