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. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and tenure. Most Executive Housekeepers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although about two in five lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. Most Executive Housekeepers survey respondents are women (78 percent).
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
For Executive Housekeepers, progressing to an Operations Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Operations Manager can earn $59K annually. It is quite typical for Executive Housekeepers to transition into roles as Directors of Housekeeping or Hotel General Managers, where reported median earnings are $14K and $17K higher per year.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Housekeeper
Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, Marriott International, Inc., and Hilton Garden Inn are among the top companies that take on many Executive Housekeepers. Hyatt Hotels offers the largest salaries in town — $55K on average. Other big spenders include Marriott International, Inc., Holiday Inn, and Residence Inn By Marriott, top-paying firms where Executive Housekeepers see paychecks nearing $46K, $35K, or $35K.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Holiday Inn Express, where the median salary is 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 $27K, though some Executive Housekeepers there earn up to $45K.
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 26 percent, 13 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Operations Management are also skilled in Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Executive Housekeeper
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Executive Housekeepers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $36K. Executive Housekeepers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $45K.
Pay Difference by Location
Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Executive Housekeepers, 70 percent higher than the national average. Executive Housekeepers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+51 percent), Las Vegas (+48 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+43 percent), and Chicago (+42 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Richmond and Columbus (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).
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