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Director, Housekeeping Salary

Directors of Housekeeping in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $31K to $78K per year, median earnings come to $53K annually. Overall cash earnings for Directors of Housekeeping stretch from $31K on the lower end to $78K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women Directors of Housekeeping who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Directors of Housekeeping report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,080 - $76,762
(Median)
$33K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,545
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$10.57 - $24.81
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$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,080 - $76,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,220  
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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$31,295 - $78,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $24.81  
   
Overtime
$5.38 - $32.70  
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 - $10,220  
   
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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$31,295 - $78,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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 go on to become Hospital Housekeeping Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Hospital Housekeeping Director, an upper-level role, pays $56K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Housekeeping


Survey results show that Directors of Housekeeping use a fair number of skills. 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 Attendance, People Management, and Budget Management. The majority of those who know Budget Management also know 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. Directors of Housekeeping with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $57K. Directors of Housekeeping who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


Las Vegas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Housekeeping, 52 percent above the national average. Directors of Housekeeping can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+42 percent), New York (+41 percent), San Francisco (+38 percent), and Chicago (+26 percent). Directors of Housekeeping' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Directors of Housekeeping in Tampa bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Dallas (14 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director, Housekeeping Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Director, Housekeeping Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 16%
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