The larger portion of Head Housekeepers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $10.30 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Slightly less than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in four collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,862 - $50,934
(Median)
$18K
$28K
$51K
MEDIAN: $28,060
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$8.59 - $15.93
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,862 - $50,934  
   
Bonus
$500  
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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$18,010 - $36,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.59 - $15.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57  
Overtime
$10.77 - $22.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$18,010 - $36,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $21K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $23K on average. For Head Housekeepers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $27K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $26K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Head Housekeeper Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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