With about three-fifths of Directors of Housekeeping in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $30K to $78K per year and averages out to $54K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Directors of Housekeeping enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Directors of Housekeeping survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,132 - $78,375
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,560
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$9.67 - $21.64
(Median)
$9
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,132 - $78,375  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $9,886  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$30,200 - $78,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $21.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.43  
Overtime
$1.64 - $56.22  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $9,886  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$30,200 - $78,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.

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. A Housekeeping and Janitorial Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Directors of Housekeeping. Paychecks for that role are $31K on average. The Hotel General Manager position is another common transition for Directors of Housekeeping; in this role, salaries are typically at the $52K mark.

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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, Accounting, Operations Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Attendance. Most people experienced in Budget Management also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Housekeeping

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $56K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,940

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, 46 percent above the national average. Directors of Housekeeping will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+42 percent), Chicago (+35 percent), Las Vegas (+31 percent), and Orlando (+28 percent). Directors of Housekeeping in Columbus earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Tampa and Louisville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (21 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Director, Housekeeping Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Director, Housekeeping Salaries




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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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