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Housekeeper, Hospital Salary

Average Hospital Housekeepers in the United States make around $9.92 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.84 per hour and $14.01. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Hospital Housekeepers making up 78 percent. The majority of Hospital Housekeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$11,973 - $38,373
(Median)
$12K
$22K
$38K
MEDIAN: $22,131
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$7.84 - $14.01
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary 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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$11,973 - $38,373  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $307.67  
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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$16,330 - $30,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $14.01  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $20.46  
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 - $307.67  
   
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).
)
$16,330 - $30,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 670

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $20K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $22K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $24K. For some reason, Hospital Housekeepers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $23K.

Housekeeper, Hospital Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Housekeeper, Hospital in Presque Isle:
"Cleaning Everything, Top To Bottom,"
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.

 
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Experience Affects Housekeeper, Hospital Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 27%
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