Head Housekeeper Salary

Most Head Housekeepers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.18 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.41 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.06. One-third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one in four collect dental insurance. Most Head Housekeepers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,200 - $50,629
(Median)
$19K
$28K
$51K
MEDIAN: $27,759
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$8.41 - $15.06
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,200 - $50,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $973  
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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$17,884 - $34,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.41 - $15.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.08 - $11.36  
Overtime
$7.63 - $20.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $973  
   
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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$17,884 - $34,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $25K. Head Housekeepers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Head Housekeeper Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 65%
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