Housekeeper Salary

Median pay for Housekeepers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.02 per hour. In the world of Housekeepers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $24K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $17K and $35K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and years of experience are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Housekeepers are female. Although over a third have medical coverage and just under one in three have dental coverage, more than half claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,477 - $42,276
$12K
$23K
$42K
MEDIAN: $23,436
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$8.00 - $15.41
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MEDIAN: $10.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,477 - $42,276  
   
Bonus
$49.49 - $1,991  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $23,839  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$16,633 - $34,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $15.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $2.47  
Overtime
$8.06 - $22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$49.49 - $1,991  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $23,839  
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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$16,633 - $34,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,047

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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.

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Housekeeper Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Housekeeper


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Housekeepers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Hotel General Manager. The latter position pays an average of $52K annually. A Housekeeping Supervisor or a Hospital Housekeeper is a typical transition from a Housekeeper role.

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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 offers the largest salaries in town ($32K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $17K to $43K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Marriott International, Inc. at $22K, Hilton Worldwide at $20K, and Miners Inn, where Housekeepers annually earn $20K.

Considering that the median salary at Best Western International, Inc. is a shallow $17K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is about half the top paying employer's rate. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Comfort Inn and Suites, Quality Inn & Suites, and Healthcare Services Group, Inc.. Their employees earn $17K on average.

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

National Average: $21,027

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Surpassing the national average by 53 percent, Housekeepers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Housekeepers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+51 percent), Las Vegas (+25 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), and Philadelphia (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando.

Housekeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Housekeeper?

Housekeeper in Kenosha:
Pros: Can take off when really needed and is overall more enjoyable than some of the other work I've done, such as wax injection/assembly in factory.
Cons: Sporadic hours (seasonal), or atleast working for this individual, low pay, more stressful than necessary and overall not the way I would run it if it was my business.

Housekeeper in Alberta:
"Helping Out."
Pros: Helping seniors with there daily life, being there for them, when they are unable to do it them selves.
Cons: Not appriceaded, from the senior management.

Housekeeper in Grand Forks:
"I was harassed everyday I worked."
Pros: Co- workers were awesome. The only reason I showed for work everyday.
Cons: Getting harassed everyday by the owner of the hotel.

Housekeeper in Modesto:
"Its frustrating."
Pros: I get to work alone, I enjoy being able to help others and I build great relationships with my clients.
Cons: I get taken advantage of when I'm played...I don't get paid what I'm worth or no matter how good of job I do or how many hours I work I dont get compensated. I don't get paid extra for doing carpets, windows. Laundry services, cooking or pet care.

Housekeeper in West Yellowstone:
"Pretty easy, discounts, cheap rent, and work flexibility."
Pros: Getting tips from good guests. Getting discounts on food.
Cons: The least thin I like about my job is having to clean dirty toilets.

Housekeeper in Placentia:
"None."
Pros: No comment about my job nothing to say about my job why do I have to type so much for an answer what's wrong with you people.
Cons: Same as above can I just get an answere to what my pay scale is why so much garbage about everything mayb this is the wrong way to find out.

Housekeeper in Wheelersburg:
"The Job Is Great But The Pay Is Horrible."
Pros: Cleaning for the residents benefit.
Cons: Not getting a raise after 90 days, no paid vacations for part time, no benefits, no double pay on holidays, lack of respect from upper management, and no chance to move to full time.

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Key Stats for Housekeeper

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 523 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Housekeeper Salaries

▲25%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$21,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 523 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 60%
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