How to Make Your Next Carpet Cleaning Technician Hire

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Last updated at 09-19-2020 13:37:29



More than 1,411 companies advertise 4,620 Carpet Cleaning Technician jobs on SimplyHired and its partner sites each year. After analyzing job postings and salary information from these companies, as well as direct job seeker feedback, we’ve compiled a list of insights to show you how to attract and hire your next Carpet Cleaning Technician most efficiently.

Hiring Process

In the past quarter, we’ve seen 1,898 job posts from 742 employers in the United States. This is a increase of 42.4% compared to the previous quarter. On average, there are 109 Carpet Cleaning Technician job seekers for every active Carpet Cleaning Technician job, which shows that it is an employer's market.

Writing a Job Description

In the past quarter, Delivery Driver, Warehouse Worker, Laborer, Customer Service Representative, Driver, Carpet Cleaning Technician, Cleaner, Technician, Truck Driver, and Custodian seem to be the most sought after jobs amongst the Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates in the United States. This differs from the last six quarters, where the most popular titles were: Delivery Driver, Warehouse Worker, Customer Service Representative, Laborer, Carpet Cleaning Technician, Driver, Cleaner, Technician, Security Officer, and Retail Sales Associate. If you use one of these currently popular titles in the job description, you'll likely be able to attract a lot more candidates to apply.

For the Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates who are actively applying to jobs in this same period, we see that 18.6% of the active Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates have less than 3 years of experience, 21.0% have between 3-5 years of experience, 28.2% have 6-10 years of experience, and 32.2% have over 10 years of experience. The average years of experience has shifted from an estimated 8.0 years to 8.8 years. If you're posting a job in today's market, expect candidates with about the same experience level to apply to your job compared to the last 2 quarters.

In the previous quarter, the most popular skills that employers are looking for include carpet cleaning, customer service, communication skills, English, cleaning, sales, ductwork, restoration, floor care, and basic math. Demand for carpet cleaning, communication skills, customer service, and cleaning has significantly increased. If you are looking for a Carpet Cleaning Technician with a similar skill set, be sure to follow industry best practices in skill requirements.

Job posts with salary information received about 2.3 as many applies as those without it. In the past quarter, less than 76.3% of the job posts displayed salary information. By adding salary information to your job posting, you could potentially increase the number of applicants by approximately 130.0%.

Example Carpet Cleaning Technician responsibilities

  • Introduce him/herself and explain the process
  • Inform customers when they will need to leave their homes or businesses
  • Explain the use of any chemicals used in the home or business, ask if there are special instructions, and disclose how those chemicals may affect any materials in the home or business
  • Perform cleaning treatments, using cleaning solutions and water in specialized machines. This will include applying the chemicals, setting the machine levels, and inserting the extraction equipment to suck up water or chemically treated solutions from hard surfaces.
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Active Recruiting

When reaching out to candidates, it’s best to understand where to look. We’ve identified hiring trends in states as well as companies regularly hiring for Carpet Cleaning Technician positions. This should provide a good place to start looking for qualified candidates. According to our data in the last quarter: California, Michigan, Florida, Texas, and North Carolina are the states that have the highest demand for Carpet Cleaning Technicians. Texas, California, Florida, North Carolina, and Michigan are where most job seekers are searching for Carpet Cleaning Technician jobs. If we look at the Carpet Cleaning Technician to job ratio, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire have the lowest number of Carpet Cleaning Technician applicants per job. Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, Hawaii, and North Carolina have the most active Carpet Cleaning Technician job seekers per job.

Passive Recruiting

While actively recruiting candidates for your role, you should also post your job to SimplyHired. By posting for free and paying only for the qualified applicants you want, your post will automatically go to a network of job boards to reach millions of qualified candidates. With SimplyHired, it doesn’t end with the post. You can track your applicants throughout the hiring process with our simple and easy to use Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Review Candidates

In the last quarter, we estimate there are 206,682 job seekers interested in Carpet Cleaning Technician opportunities in the United States. That’s a 34.0% increase compared to the previous quarter with 154,283 active job seekers. Around 18.6% of the active Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates have less than 3 years of experience, over 21.0% have between 3-5 years of experience, 28.2% have 6-10 years of experience, and 32.2% have over 10 years of experience. The average experience level of the available Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates is 8.8 years. Active candidates in the Carpet Cleaning Technician profession most commonly have high school diplomas, followed by associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees. When setting education requirements for your position, aligning with the industry standard makes it easier to find potential candidates. Application rates indicate that Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates are likely experiencing a market in which applicants have greater negotiating power. From an employer perspective, you'll likely have to attract several times more candidates to make a hire compared to other professions.

Interviewing Candidates

Interview Process

*Self-reported data collected from 349 Carpet Cleaning Technicians from 1/1/2020 to 6/30/2020, via online employer reviews for companies including Stanley Steemer, Zerorez, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, Steam Master Cleaning, Carpet Care Plus, Aqua Restoration, Modernistic, Absolutely the best Carpet & Upholstery cleaning service, Cambridge Carpet Care, and ServiceMaster.

After analyzing post-interview data from Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates in the last 6 months, we see more than 69.2% of the candidates self-reported being hired within 1 to 2 days. Around 97.4% of the candidates for this job reported being hired within 2 weeks. If your process takes longer than 2 weeks in the recent market, you'll likely lose these candidates to other employers. Most of the Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates are expecting a on-site interview, background check, phone call/screening, and drug test. Most employers do not require a group interview or presentation. If you are trying to hire your next Carpet Cleaning Technician quickly, consider simplifying and streamlining the hiring process. As for the interview experience, more than 79.4% of the candidates had a good or great interview experience, and more than 67% of the candidates thought that the interview leaned more towards easy.

Example Interview Questions

  • How do you determine the charge for a carpet cleaning job?
  • What are the basic steps involved in carpet cleaning?
  • What do you do with a homeowner who would like to repair instead of replace their carpet?
  • How do you determine what cleaning chemicals to use?
  • Are you using any unusual or proprietary carpet cleaning or stain treatment methods?

Final Review and Offer

Reference Check

Checking references is a quick and easy way to check for any red flags that didn’t arise to this point in the hiring process. Great insights can be provided by former colleagues and employers.

Crafting an Offer: Salary and Benefits

The average Carpet Cleaning Technician salary offered by employers increased for 1 out of 6 consecutive quarters in the United States. In the last quarter, we see a decrease of 1% from $45,321.45 to $45,008.14 compared to the quarter before, which is on par with the past 6 quarters. For Carpet Cleaning Technician positions, the most common benefits job seekers reported being offered by employers include: healthcare insurance by 53.8%, dental insurance by 46.2%, paid time off by 46.2%, vision insurance by 38.5%, a 401k plan by 30.8%, discounts by 30.8%, and stock options/grants by 0.0%. While still relatively rare, more and more employers now offer flexibility benefits, including flexible working hours, somewhat remote, fully remote, location variety, maternity leave, paternity leave, and mostly remote, to attract and retain Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates to their organization.

Background Check and Drug Test

According to self-reported job seeker feedback, 27.1% of the employers conducted a background check, and 20.3% of the employers conducted a drug test prior to the hiring of their Carpet Cleaning Technician candidates.


When you’re ready to hire a Carpet Cleaning Technician, SimplyHired is here to help with your next steps. Our Human Resources Information System (HRIS) provides onboarding tools and other essential HR tools. From document signing to time off tracking, our HRIS will help you seamlessly move a Carpet Cleaning Technician candidate through the hiring and onboarding process.

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