Housekeeper, Hospital Salary (United States)

Hospital Housekeepers in the United States pull down an average of $9.87 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $7.80 per hour to $13.86. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Although about a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 76 percent of workers. The majority of Hospital Housekeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Housekeeper, Hospital Salary (?
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$11,711 - $38,205
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MEDIAN: $18,440
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$11,711 - $38,205  
   
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$0.00 - $401.34  
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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$16,234 - $29,895  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.80 - $13.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33 - $0.85  
Overtime
$3.97 - $20.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $401.34  
   
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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$16,234 - $29,895  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 700
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Job Description for Housekeeper, Hospital

Housekeeper jobs are available in many hospitals, with a varying level of requirements based on the size of the hospital and pay for the position. Generally, the minimum education requirement for a hospital housekeeper is a high school diploma or equivalent, and the minimum experience requirement is at least one year in a hospital or housekeeping environment. However, as with many positions, additional experience may sometimes replace educational requirements for promising candidates. Other necessary skills for hospital housekeepers include reading and communication skills, basic mathematical skills, and strong reasoning skills. Some openings also require a driver’s license for specific tasks.
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Housekeeper, Hospital Tasks
  • 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 Housekeeper, Hospital

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries are typically $19,719, which grows to $22K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $24K. After 20 years on the job, salaries actually take a dive for Hospital Housekeepers, averaging around $24K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 12 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$21,000
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Las Vegas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Hospital Housekeepers, 50 percent above the national average. Hospital Housekeepers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+3 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 2 percent.

Housekeeper, Hospital Advice

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Housekeeper, Hospital in Presque Isle:
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That it's not an easy job. Its not like cleaning you house. There is a lot to it. Always on the go 8 hours a day.

Experience Affects Housekeeper, Hospital Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 29%
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