|Salary||$12,320 - $43,075|
|Bonus||$48.34 - $1,963|
|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).)
|$16,588 - $34,158|
|Hourly Rate||$7.97 - $15.32|
|Hourly Tips||$0.17 - $2.33|
|Overtime||$7.68 - $21.44|
|Bonus||$48.34 - $1,963|
|Total Pay (||$16,588 - $34,158|
Job Description for Housekeeper
The primary duties of a housekeeper are to clean and maintain their designated work area. This work area will vary from employer to employer; housekeepers commonly work in hotels, private homes, and assisted living facilities. At a large hotel, a housekeeper may be expected to clean several floors' worth of rooms; at a private residence, a housekeeper may be expected to clean a relatively small area. Regardless of location, housekeepers can be expected to clean bathrooms, dust furniture, replenish supplies of soap and paper products, clean doors and windows, replace light bulbs, change and launder bed sheets and towels, and other activities that contribute to ensuring their assigned areas are clean and welcoming. Much of a housekeeper's daily work is autonomous; housekeepers are given their assigned area and are expected to complete their work in a set amount of time. Housekeepers should also expect to have their work evaluated on a regular basis and will most likely be held to a cleanliness standard set by their employer.Read More...
Housekeepers do not have to be certified, and housekeeping positions usually do not have an education requirement. However, having a high school degree or GED is often recommended. It is also recommended that housekeepers are prepared to endure physically demanding work. During an average work day, a housekeeper may lift or move furniture or appliances, bend/crawl, remain on one’s feet for extended periods of time, and engage in strenuous scrubbing.
- Seal, wax, and buff floors and hard surfaces.
- Assist painters and security engineers when assigned.
- Clean sidewalks, including sweeping, raking leaves and shoveling snow.
- Clean individual units when vacated or requested.
- Sweep, mop, wash, dust and vacuum designated areas.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeper
Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn and Suites, Healthcare Services Group, Inc., and Marriott International, Inc. are all popular places to work. Self-Employed does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $32K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $17K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $43K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, and Miners Inn, where Housekeepers typically earn around $22K, $20K, or $20K, respectively.
Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Best Western International, Inc. — the median salary comes to just $17K, just about half of the top paying company's median. Comfort Inn and Suites, Quality Inn & Suites, and Healthcare Services Group, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries, each pays $17K.
Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeper
Pay by Experience for a Housekeeper has a positive trend. An entry-level Housekeeper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 2,460 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Housekeeper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 1,114 salaries. An experienced Housekeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 947 salaries. A Housekeeper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 394 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Housekeepers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 54 percent above the national average. Housekeepers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+52 percent), Las Vegas (+25 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), and Philadelphia (+17 percent). With compensation 2 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
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