Become a Cleaner

About Our Company

April Lane’s Home Cleaning is one of the greater Seattle area’s highest rated company’s for quality and customer satisfaction. We are also a winner of the Mayor’s Award for Seattle’s Top 10 Businesses.

Be part of a winning team of house cleaning experts, have fun working independently or with a partner, and find out what it’s like to have an employer who knows who you are and cares that you are happy and fulfilled in your employment.

If you like hard work and thrive in an upbeat, supportive environment, you will simply love it here. Our one-on-one training program will equip you with every skill you need to succeed in your new job. So long as you apply yourself and focus on your successes, our systems will guide you through seamlessly.

We are not looking for employees who want a job. We are looking for employees who want THIS job. A great company can only be built by great people who are committed to their own success and to the success of the company. Your contributions count here and your unique abilities are noticed.

We hire from within the company for all field positions which include Trainer, Saturday Crew Supervisor and Quality Assurance Supervisor. We also hire from within for office positions including Purchaser, Bookkeeper, and Operations Manager.

Along the way enjoy all the great benefits we provide which are designed to support you and give you more of what’s important in your life.

So, what is important?

Well, money is important…
After your 50 hours of training at $9.00 per hour, your employment pay schedule for your first quarter is…

Cleaning Associate Pay scale
Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Qualifying Factors Averaged 15 to 24 cleaning hrs worked per week during pay period Averaged 25 to 31 cleaning hrs worked per week during pay period Averaged 32 to 40 cleaning hrs worked per week during pay period
On-the-Job Training (50-60 hrs) $9.00 per hour $9.00 per hour $9.00 per hour
Office work/Meetings $9.00 per hour $9.00 per hour $9.00 per hour
Cleaner Positions $10.00 per hour $11.00 per hour $13.00 per hour
Leadership Positions $11.00 per hour $12.00 per hour $14.00 per hour
Strong Shoulders Bonus $2.00 extra per hour $2.00 extra per hour $2.00 extra per hour
Gas Card $5 per house + # of cleaners $5 per house + # of cleaners $5 per house + # of cleaners
Mileage 0.41 per mile 0.41 per mile 0.41 per mile
New On-going Client Bonus $2.00 extra per hour $2.00 extra per hour $2.00 extra per hour
Additional Services Referral Bonus 5% of total sale 5% of total sale 5% of total sale
Tips from happy clients Yes Yes Yes
Phone Stipend $0.00 $7.50 per pay period $7.50 per pay period
Spoil Me Dollars $0.00 $75.00 $150.00
Average $ per hour $14.00 to $15.00/hour $16.00 to $17.00/hour $18.00 to $19.00/hour

Description of Benefits:

Leadership Cleaner Roles: Trainer, Team Leader, Quality Assurance Provider

Strong Shoulders Bonus: Earned when a Cleaner works their normal work schedule without quality issues

Gas Card: Credit added to Cleaner's Shell Gas Card calculated at $5 per house divided by attending Cleaners

New On-going Client Bonus: If a Client signs up for On-going Service each Cleaner attending the Initial Cleaning receives additional hourly pay for the job

Additional Services Referral Bonus: When a Client receives an Additional Service such as window or carpet cleaning, a bonus is due to the Cleaner who recommended the Additional Service

Phone Stipend: $ reimbursed to qualifying Cleaners for use of their cell phone

Spoil Me $'s: $ paid to qualifying Cleaners which can only be used for something nice they are doing for themselves (i.e. health insurance, books, shopping spree, spa day, savings to buy a new car, travel, etc.)

Anniversary Gift
1st Year: $200.00 BizX
2nd Year: $400.00 BizX
3rd Year: $600.00 BizX
4th Year: $800.00 BizX
5th Year: $1,000.00 BizX
6th Year: $1,200.00 BizX
7th Year: $1,400.00 BizX
8th Year: $1,600.00 BizX
9th Year: $1,800.00 BizX
10th Year: $2,000.00 BizX

What are Biz-X-Dollars?
Biz-X-Dollars for our employees is a type of gift money that our company puts on a personal Biz-X Credit Card for you every month so you can spoil yourself rotten at any of the hundreds of Seattle vendors that except Biz-X-Dollars. See for more details.

Do you guarantee my hours?
At April Lane’s Home Cleaning, our staff never has to worry about not getting a full schedule. Our cleaners are compensated for client cancellations. We also provide additional work for any openings in your schedule with tasks such as office work, special projects/errands, or flyering to meet and greet potential new clients in your favorite neighborhoods. Technically, the hours are not “guaranteed”, however, you can have as many hours as you want, any time you want during normal business hours, so long as you are, at a minimum, available for the hours you have originally committed to.

Can I create my own work schedule and change it quarterly if I need to?
Yes. Our staff has the opportunity to create their own schedule on the onset of employment and can change their permanent work schedule once every quarter so long as we receive at least 2 weeks advance notice. During the first 5 days of training, we require a minimum of 25 hours to complete the one-on-one portion of our training program. Following this phase of training we require our cleaners to work a minimum of 15 hours per week and to keep a regular schedule. Most of our cleaners work 25 to 40 hours per week in order to be eligible for our benefits packages.

What if I have car troubles during my employment?
Our cleaners still work their normal schedules even if they have car problems. How do they do this? April Lane’s Home Cleaning provides a shiny new rental car for our cleaners business and personal use for up to 5 business days while their car is in the shop, so long as they are available for at least 6 hours of cleaning on those days.

What if I get lost on the job while trying to find a client’s house?
No Worries. April Lane’s Home Cleaning provides its staff with written directions to our clients’ homes. We also have management staff immediately available to answer any questions including how to get to where you’re going. Or, if you prefer, for a nominal fee of $5.00/month you can be equipped 24/7 with a high tech Navigation System that pinpoints your current location and literally tells you, in almost any language, exactly how to get to your next destination. Highest consideration for this benefit is given to cleaners who are from out-of-town and/or who work 25 hours or more.

Do I have to have a business license, buy my own supplies, calculate & pay my own employment taxes & be a recognized sub-contractor?
No. All of our House Cleaning Associates are employees. There are no licensing requirements for our staff. Our company pays for and provides all top-of-the-line cleaning supplies and equipment. As your employer, we calculate and manage all normal payroll tax payments. Our employees have none of the burdens or liabilities associated with being a sub-contractor.

Will I get to clean for the same clients on an on-going basis?
Yes, for the most part. We set up your schedule with primarily on-going clients who are on a regular cleaning schedule and who live relatively close to one another so your drive time is minimized. You will also have opportunities to do initial cleanings for new clients who may then become your regular on-going client. Our clients and cleaners like to get to know one another and appreciate as much consistency and routine as possible. However, from time-to-time you may serve as a temporary cleaner for a client whose cleaner is sick or on vacation, or, another cleaner may do this for you under the same circumstances.

What if I have allergies, sensitivities to cleaning products, or back problems?
If you know that you are allergic to pets, dust or cleaning products this job may not be a good fit for you. Our on-going cleanings are done using non-toxic products, however, some sensitivities are extreme enough that even non-toxic cleaning may be a problem. We do not suggest house cleaning as a good line of employment for people who have suffered previous back injuries or who are prone to back problems. Some employees have been able to have successful long term employment in house cleaning using doctor prescribed allergy medication to offset pet allergies and people with back issues have had some relief with the use of a back support belt. Your health and well being are of the utmost importance, however, so we suggest employment that does not complicate existing health issues.

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, apply online today!

If you have questions or would like to know more about this employment opportunity, please contact our office at 206-527-4290 or