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Head Housekeeper Salary

Head Housekeepers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $10.05 per hour for pay. The majority of Head Housekeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-fourth collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$20,687 - $47,513
(Median)
$21K
$28K
$48K
MEDIAN: $28,094
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$8.14 - $16.30
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,687 - $47,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
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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$17,223 - $41,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $16.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $1.23  
Overtime
$8.05 - $19.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
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).
)
$17,223 - $41,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 192
United States (change)

Job Description for Head Housekeeper

Larger hotels and resorts are typical employers for head housekeepers, which are normally supervisory positions that are salaried or hourly with many managerial duties. The head housekeeper has oversight on the entire housekeeping crew and likely reports to a manager, providing feedback and input on the members of the staff. A large portion of the head housekeeper's duties involves inspecting work performed by the cleaning staff at the hotel or resort and providing feedback. The head housekeeper is the first supervisor in charge of ensuring that standards of the institution are met.

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Housekeeper

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $21K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $24K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Head Housekeepers see a median salary of $25K 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 $24K by contrast.

Experience Affects Head Housekeeper Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 65%