Director, Housekeeping Salary

The majority of Directors of Housekeeping in the United States — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $79K per year, and the median is $54K per year. In the world of Directors of Housekeeping, overall income ranges from $32K near the bottom to $79K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Directors of Housekeeping who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Housekeeping, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,842 - $76,896
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,764
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$9.96 - $24.85
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$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,842 - $76,896  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,146  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,362  
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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$31,526 - $78,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 580
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.96 - $24.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,146  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,362  
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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$31,526 - $78,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Directors of Housekeeping who go on to become Hospital Housekeeping Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Hospital Housekeeping Director, an upper-level role, pays $55K. Many Directors of Housekeeping advance into roles as Housekeeping and Janitorial Managers or Assistant Hotel General Managers, but the median salaries are $22K lower and $18K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Director, Housekeeping


Survey results suggest that Directors of Housekeeping use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Accounts Payable, Accounting, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Attendance and People Management. It is often found that people who know Budget Management are also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Housekeeping

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


Directors of Housekeeping with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $60K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,040

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

With a pay rate for Directors of Housekeeping that is 49 percent greater than the national average, Las Vegas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Directors of Housekeeping will also find cushy salaries in New York (+42 percent), Boston (+40 percent), San Francisco (+37 percent), and Chicago (+25 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Louisville and Dallas (23 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director, Housekeeping Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Director, Housekeeping Salaries

Operations Management
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$53,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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