General Duty/ Housekeeper Salary

General Duty Housekeepers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $10.04 per hour for pay. Although close to one-third have medical coverage and one-fourth have dental coverage, more than half claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, General Duty Housekeepers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$17,756 - $53,850
(Median)
$18K
$24K
$54K
MEDIAN: $24,343
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$7.76 - $19.17
(Median)
$7
$10
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,756 - $53,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,946  
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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$16,390 - $41,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.76 - $19.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.74 - $1.88  
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,946  
   
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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$16,390 - $41,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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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.


For General Duty Housekeepers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $20K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $21K. General Duty Housekeepers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $24K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned General Duty Housekeepers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $30K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 64%
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