Executive Housekeeper Salary
Executive Housekeepers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $41K per year. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. The vast majority of Executive Housekeepers (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of Executive Housekeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly more than half have medical insurance and slightly less than one-half receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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|Salary||$26,354 - $60,779|
|Bonus||$443.85 - $6,954|
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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).)
|$21,158 - $57,452|
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|Hourly Rate||$9.18 - $19.62|
|Hourly Tips||$0.13 - $4.97|
|Overtime||$13.44 - $24.80|
|Bonus||$443.85 - $6,954|
|Total Pay (||$21,158 - $57,452|
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
As Executive Housekeepers transition into upper-level roles such as Operations Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Operations Managers earn $59K on average per year. When Executive Housekeepers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Directors of Housekeeping or Hotel General Managers. Those roles pay an additional $15K and $17K, respectively.
Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Housekeeper
Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Marriott International, Inc., and Residence Inn By Marriott are among the top companies that take on many Executive Housekeepers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Hyatt Hotels — the median salary there is $55K. DoubleTree, Marriott International, Inc., and Hilton Corporation also offer top salaries for Executive Housekeepers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $51K, $46K, and $45K, respectively.
Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Holiday Inn Express — the median salary comes to just $23K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Other low-paying employers include Comfort Inn and Suites at $26K and Hampton Inn at $28K, though some Executive Housekeepers there earn up to $44K.
Popular Skills for Executive Housekeeper
Survey results show that Executive Housekeepers use a fair number of 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, 14 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Executive Housekeeper
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Executive Housekeepers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $36K. Executive Housekeepers bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $46K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 72 percent, Executive Housekeepers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Executive Housekeepers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+50 percent), New York (+46 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+44 percent), and Orlando (+41 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. Richmond and Columbus are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.
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