Directors of Housekeeping in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $54K per year, but may range from $31K to $78K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Directors of Housekeeping are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,759 - $78,581
$35K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,901
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$9.61 - $24.86
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MEDIAN: $15.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,759 - $78,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,886  
Profit Sharing
$650  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,577 - $77,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $24.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.43  
Overtime
$1.53 - $55.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,886  
   
Profit Sharing
$650  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,577 - $77,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Job Description for Director, Housekeeping

A director of housekeeping can work at a variety of different places, such as a hotel, an apartment building, or a nursing facility. The director of housekeeping will oversee a staff of housekeepers. The director of housekeeping may also have to carry out housekeeping duties personally. It is important to make sure that staff are performing duties in a professional and thorough manner.

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Director, Housekeeping Tasks

  • Supervise the housekeeping staff at a hotel, hospital, etc., and ensure that the staff maintains high standards of room cleanliness.
  • Train the housekeeping staff in proper procedures to follow, hotel policies, and job safety.
  • Handle administrative tasks such as generating staff work schedules, ordering cleaning supplies, and managing the housekeeping budget.
  • Monitor the work of housekeepers, inspect rooms, and investigate customer complaints.

Common Career Paths for Director, Housekeeping


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For Directors of Housekeeping, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Directors of Housekeeping earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Hospital Housekeeping Director. Becoming a Housekeeping and Janitorial Manager or a Hotel General Manager is often the next step for a Director of Housekeeping.

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Popular Skills for Director, Housekeeping


Directors of Housekeeping report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounts Payable, Operations Management, Budget Management, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Attendance. Most people familiar with Budget Management also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Housekeeping

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Directors of Housekeeping bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Directors of Housekeeping with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,336

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 44 percent, Directors of Housekeeping in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Directors of Housekeeping will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+41 percent), New York (+31 percent), Las Vegas (+27 percent), and Orlando (+27 percent). Directors of Housekeeping in Columbus report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 29 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 22 percent less in Tampa and 21 percent less in Louisville, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Director, Housekeeping

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Director, Housekeeping Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Director, Housekeeping Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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