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 $31K to $78K per year, and the median is $54K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Directors of Housekeeping who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Directors of Housekeeping enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,691 - $79,535
$36K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,965
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$9.69 - $24.68
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$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,691 - $79,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,667  
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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$30,779 - $78,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $24.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.10  
Overtime
$1.80 - $55.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,667  
   
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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$30,779 - $78,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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. It is not unusual for a Director of Housekeeping to become a Housekeeping and Janitorial Manager or a Hotel General Manager.

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Popular Skills for Director, Housekeeping


Survey results suggest that Directors of Housekeeping put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Accounts Payable, Operations Management, Budget Management, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Attendance. It is often found that people who know Budget Management are also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Housekeeping

Pay by Experience for a Director, Housekeeping has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Housekeeping with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 94 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Housekeeping with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Director, Housekeeping which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 158 salaries. A Director, Housekeeping with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 68 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,448

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Housekeeping, 44 percent above the national average. Directors of Housekeeping will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+41 percent), New York (+33 percent), Miami (+23 percent), and Orlando (+22 percent). Directors of Housekeeping' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Directors of Housekeeping in Columbus bring in salaries that are 30 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Tampa and Louisville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less and 21 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Director, Housekeeping

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Director, Housekeeping Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Director, Housekeeping Salaries




▲2%

National Average
$51,000


▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 18%