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Housekeeper Salary

The larger portion of Housekeepers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $9.77 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.72 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.40 on the higher side. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a majority are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over a third and dental insurance is reported by just under one in three. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$13,108 - $43,294
(Median)
$13K
$23K
$43K
MEDIAN: $22,636
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$7.72 - $15.40
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$7
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$13,108 - $43,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $683  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $19,866  
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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$16,090 - $35,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $15.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $2.02  
Overtime
$1.76 - $19.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $683  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $19,866  
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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$16,090 - $35,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,276

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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

  • Clean individual units when vacated or requested.
  • Sweep, mop, wash, dust and vacuum designated areas.
  • Clean sidewalks, including sweeping, raking leaves and shoveling snow.
  • Seal, wax, and buff floors and hard surfaces.
  • Assist painters and security engineers when assigned.

Common Career Paths for Housekeeper


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There are some Housekeepers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Hotel General Managers, where earnings are an average $52K annually. A more likely transition for Housekeepers is Maid or Housekeeper or Housekeeper, Hospital.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeper


Housekeepers fill the offices of leading firms Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Self-Employed, and Marriott International, Inc. V.A. Medical Center leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $35K. Other big spenders include Self-Employed, Emeritus, Assisted Living, and Marriott International, Inc., top-paying firms where Housekeepers see paychecks nearing $32K, $22K, or $22K.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $16K, less than half of the top paying company's rate. Also approaching the lower end are Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Holiday Inn, each paying $17K.


Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeper

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Housekeepers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $19K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $22K. Housekeepers see a median salary of $24K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $25K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Housekeepers, Atlanta offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Housekeepers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), Las Vegas (+22 percent), and Philadelphia (+16 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Workers in St. Louis and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

Housekeeper Reviews

What is it like working as a Housekeeper at Healthcare Services Group, Inc.?

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.

What is it like working as a Housekeeper at Self-Employed?

Housekeeper in Salem:
"Work Flexibility, Interview Clients, Accept Or Deny Clients."
Pros: I enjoy getting to choose who I work for and how many hours a day to work. I enjoy interviewing new clients, I can take a sick day when needed and reschedule a cleaning job. I have most weekends off, evenings home or volunteering at events.
Cons: No sick pay, no vacation pay, drive time is sometimes annoying.

What is it like working as a Housekeeper at Hampton Inn?

Housekeeper in Mt. Vernon:
Pros: What I like the most about my job is that I clean my rooms that I am given very well and that I get compliments on how well they are done and how good they smell by the guest that stay there.
Cons: The things that I don't like about my job is that there are some of the other workers that does not do there job very good and get by with stuff and I don't think that is very fair. There is alot of drama that is another thing that I do not like. The other girls talk about all the other ones.

What is it like working as a Housekeeper?

Housekeeper in Denver:
"Great Job But The Job Is Very Physically Demanding."
Pros: The sense of pride you have in your work and even more when other people notice. The responsibility and attention to detail it requires.
Cons: Physically strenuous. Stressful. Not good pay.

Housekeeper in Athens:
"Work."
Pros: The flexibility is the best thing and the workers are pretty awesome, feels like a family there.
Cons: Having to be perfect or else customers complain about every little detail.

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Experience Affects Housekeeper Salaries




National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 455 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 61%
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