Executive Housekeeper Salary
Executive Housekeepers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $41K per year on average. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Executive Housekeepers (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over one-half and dental insurance is reported by nearly one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$26,389 - $60,054|
|Bonus||$446.98 - $6,651|
|Total Pay (||$21,091 - $56,126|
|Hourly Rate||$9.14 - $19.37|
|Hourly Tips||$0.13 - $4.97|
|Overtime||$13.41 - $24.25|
|Bonus||$446.98 - $6,651|
|Total Pay (||$21,091 - $56,126|
Job Description for Executive Housekeeper
The position of executive housekeeper is a supervisory job, usually in the hospitality field. Hotels and resorts employ executive housekeepers in hands-on and administrative roles to help maintain the quality of guest-related housecleaning work.Read More...
This management position frequently requires the executive housekeeper to handle scheduling duties and housekeeping systems that fit the needs of the establishment and its guests. This supervisor also establishes and maintains systems related to key security, room inspections, and employee evaluations. In most settings, the executive housekeeper participates actively in the hiring process; if they do not have final say in hiring decisions, they typically at least take part in interviews and offer input to the manager making the final decision.
The executive housekeeper also usually makes certain purchasing decisions and helps manage and maintain proper inventory procedures for cleaning supplies. They also may be involved in managing laundry procedures and maintaining useful inventory of guest linens in their establishment. Because of the need to manage and maintain so many processes, this position requires familiarity and skill with office-based computer applications.
Because of the unique requirements of this job, An executive housekeeper normally works from early mornings into late afternoons, but they should expect to be “on call” for the other staff.
Educational requirements for this position vary. Larger institutions almost always require at least an associate’s degree or higher. Smaller locations and certain organizations may substitute practical experience in the field for that education. In situations requiring decisions on budgeting and departmental wages, however, that education requirement for managers remains somewhat inflexible. Additionally, experience in the hospitality field is almost always required, usually between three and five years.
Executive Housekeeper Tasks
- Develop and recommend the budget, labor cost plans and objectives and manages within those approved plans.
- Perform short and long term planning and management of the hotel's housekeeping operations.
- Purchase linens and housekeeping supplies.
- Oversee inspection program.
Common Career Paths for Executive Housekeeper
At the upper end, Executive Housekeepers who move into an Operations Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Operations Managers is a much higher $59K per year. Executive Housekeepers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Directors of Housekeeping or Hotel General Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $15K higher and $17K higher, respectively.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Housekeeper
Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, Residence Inn By Marriott, and Marriott International, Inc. are all popular places to work. Hyatt Hotels offers the largest salaries in town — $55K on average. Executive Housekeepers can also look forward to large paychecks at DoubleTree ($51K), Marriott International, Inc. ($46K), and Holiday Inn ($35K).
With a reported median salary of only $23K, Holiday Inn Express easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Comfort Inn and Suites, Best Western International, Inc., and Hampton Inn also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $26K, $27K, and $27K.
Popular Skills for Executive Housekeeper
Executive Housekeepers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Spanish Language, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 15 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Executive Housekeeper
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Executive Housekeepers. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $28K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $45K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
For Executive Housekeepers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Executive Housekeepers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+51 percent), New York (+49 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+45 percent), and Orlando (+42 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 19 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Richmond (11 percent lower) and Columbus (6 percent lower).
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