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Director, Housekeeping Salary (United States)

The majority of Directors of Housekeeping in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $78K per year and typically amount to $52K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and most earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Directors of Housekeeping making up 50 percent of workers. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Director, Housekeeping Salary (?
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$33,846 - $76,031
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MEDIAN: $52,366
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Director, Housekeeping Salary (?
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$10.11 - $25.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,846 - $76,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,109  
Profit Sharing
$640 - $5,750  
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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$31,615 - $78,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 643
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$5.36 - $31.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$640 - $5,750  
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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$31,615 - $78,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 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.

Common Career Paths for Director, Housekeeping

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Directors of Housekeeping who transition into an upper level Hospital Housekeeping Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. Hospital Housekeeping Directors typically make $56K a year.

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Popular Skills for Director, Housekeeping

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Accounts Payable, Accounting, Operations Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Attendance, People Management, and Budget Management. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Housekeeping

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Directors of Housekeeping, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $53K. For Directors of Housekeeping, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Directors of Housekeeping who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $63K on average. The largest share of Directors of Housekeeping have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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Boston
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Chicago
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Orlando
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San Diego
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Miami
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Atlanta
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Denver
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National Average
$53,000
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For Directors of Housekeeping, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Las Vegas, New York, Boston, and Chicago, where Directors of Housekeeping annually earn 38 percent, 35 percent, 33 percent, and 23 percent more than the national average. Place of residence plays a huge part in a Director of Housekeeping's salary, with Tampa Directors of Housekeeping earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Director, Housekeeping Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Director, Housekeeping Salaries

Accounting
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Accounts Payable
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National Average
$53,000
Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%