General Duty/ Housekeeper Salary

The average Housekeeper in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.16 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.85 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $18.04. While some workers in this profession — a majority — do not have any health coverage, more than a third do receive medical benefits and just under a third have dental insurance. Female General Duty Housekeepers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most General Duty Housekeepers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $20K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $23K. General Duty Housekeepers see a median salary of $24K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $23K by contrast.

General Duty/ Housekeeper Advice

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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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