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Housekeeper, Hospital Salary (United States)

Earnings for Hospital Housekeepers in the United States typically come in at around $9.87 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $7.80 per hour and $13.86. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Hospital Housekeepers making up 76 percent of workers. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Housekeeper, Hospital Salary (?
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$11,711 - $38,205
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MEDIAN: $18,440
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Housekeeper, Hospital Salary (?
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$7.80 - $13.86
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$11,711 - $38,205  
   
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  
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  
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.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $20K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $22K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $24K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $24K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in seven of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise around an eighth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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$21,000
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For Hospital Housekeepers, busy Las Vegas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 50 percent above the national average. Hospital Housekeepers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+3 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 2 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Housekeeper, Hospital Salaries

Experienced
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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%