General Duty/ Housekeeper Salary

An average Housekeeper in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.16 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.85 per hour on the low end to $18.04 on the high end. A majority of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over a third report medical coverage and just under a third claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of General Duty Housekeepers (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of General Duty Housekeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$17,576 - $75,627
(Median)
$18K
$22K
$76K
MEDIAN: $21,954
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$7.85 - $18.04
(Median)
$7
$10
$18
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$17,576 - $75,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
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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$16,488 - $38,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.85 - $18.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$0.00 - $19.27  
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$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,825  
   
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).
)
$16,488 - $38,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Job Description for General Duty/ Housekeeper

  • Disinfect and wash beds and trash cans as scheduled.
  • Perform deep cleaning of rooms as assigned.
  • Fill cart with supplies and transport cart to assigned area.
  • Clean rooms on a daily basis.
  • Clean accidental spills and carries out cleaning tasks other than daily routine.

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Pay by Experience Level for General Duty/ Housekeeper

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $20K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $24K. General Duty Housekeepers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $23K.

General Duty/ Housekeeper Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

General Duty/ Housekeeper in Brandon:
"Always give your best....and be happy in what you are doing."
Be patient and always do your best........

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Experience Affects General Duty/ Housekeeper Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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