Executive Housekeeper Salary
Executive Housekeepers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $41K per year. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. The majority of Executive Housekeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Executive Housekeepers (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$26,607 - $61,247|
|Bonus||$453.02 - $6,814|
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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).)
|$21,097 - $57,747|
|Hourly Rate||$9.14 - $19.36|
|Hourly Tips||$0.13 - $4.97|
|Overtime||$13.61 - $25.11|
|Bonus||$453.02 - $6,814|
|Total Pay (||$21,097 - $57,747|
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
- Purchase linens and housekeeping supplies.
- Oversee inspection program.
- 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.
Common Career Paths for Executive Housekeeper
Executive Housekeepers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Operations Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. Executive Housekeepers most often move into positions as Directors of Housekeeping or Hotel General Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $15K higher and $18K higher, respectively.
Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Housekeeper
Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Marriott International, Inc., and Residence Inn By Marriott are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Executive Housekeepers. Those at Hyatt Hotels can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $55K. Also paying near the top of the field are DoubleTree at $51K, Marriott International, Inc. at $46K, and Hilton Corporation, where Executive Housekeepers annually earn $45K.
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 $28K, though some Executive Housekeepers there earn up to $44K.
Popular Skills for Executive Housekeeper
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Spanish Language, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 15 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Operations Management are similarly competent in Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Executive Housekeeper
Pay by Experience for an Executive Housekeeper has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Housekeeper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 290 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Housekeeper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Executive Housekeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 239 salaries. An Executive Housekeeper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 102 salaries.
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 (+47 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+46 percent), and Orlando (+42 percent). Indianapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Richmond (10 percent lower) and Columbus (5 percent lower).
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