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General Duty/ Housekeeper Salary

Women comprise the majority of General Duty Housekeepers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.03 per hour on average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a majority are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly less than a third and dental insurance is reported by approximately one in four. Most General Duty Housekeepers report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$17,591 - $53,681
(Median)
$18K
$24K
$54K
MEDIAN: $23,878
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$7.67 - $18.68
(Median)
$7
$10
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$17,591 - $53,681  
   
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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$16,170 - $41,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.67 - $18.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75 - $1.85  
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$16,170 - $41,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210

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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 many General Duty Housekeepers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. General Duty Housekeepers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $20K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $22K. General Duty Housekeepers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $24K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Housekeeper generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $26K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 68%
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