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Director, Housekeeping Salary

Over one-half of Directors of Housekeeping in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $31K to $78K per year, and the average comes out to $52K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Directors of Housekeeping spread between $31K and $78K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Housekeeping. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$33,464 - $75,996
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MEDIAN: $51,725
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$10.11 - $24.44
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,464 - $75,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,456  
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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$31,310 - $78,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 602
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $24.44  
   
Overtime
$5.36 - $31.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,456  
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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$31,310 - $78,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Director, Housekeeping

Directors of housekeeping have many different job responsibilities, both hands-on and supervisory. This position includes administrative tasks such as staff scheduling, ordering supplies, and managing the housekeeping budget. A director of housekeeping is in charge of supervising the housekeeping staff, verifying the cleanliness of rooms and adherence to quality standards, investigating any customer complaints about service and taking corrective action. It is the duty of the director of housekeeping to oversee every aspect of the cleanliness of a given facility. Duties also include training housekeeping staff and ensuring the staff is aware of proper protocol, company policies and safety practices as related to performance of the job and the use of any equipment required by the housekeeping staff.

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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Hospital Housekeeping Director. Median pay for Hospital Housekeeping Directors is $56K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Housekeeping


Survey results imply that Directors of Housekeeping put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Accounts Payable, Operations Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include People Management, Attendance, and Budget Management. It is often found that people who know Budget Management are also skilled in People 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Housekeeping make a median salary of $57K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Directors of Housekeeping, Las Vegas provides a pay rate that is 48 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Housekeeping will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+44 percent), Boston (+42 percent), New York (+41 percent), and Chicago (+26 percent). Directors of Housekeeping in Tampa take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Director, Housekeeping Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Director, Housekeeping Salaries

Accounting
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Accounts Payable
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$52,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 17%