Housekeeper Salary (United States)

A Housekeeper earns an average wage of $9.70 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Housekeeper Salary (?
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$13,122 - $44,300
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MEDIAN: $22,530
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Housekeeper Salary (?
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$7.63 - $15.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$13,122 - $44,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $708  
Profit Sharing
$5.50 - $700  
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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$15,907 - $35,280  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.63 - $15.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.16  
Overtime
$1.11 - $19.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $708  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.50 - $700  
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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$15,907 - $35,280  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,548
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeper

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Seattle
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Las Vegas
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$21,000
Tulsa
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Columbus
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Baltimore
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Houston
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St. Louis
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Housekeeper Reviews

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 dont 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 dont 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.
Housekeeper in Allentown:
Pros: The people I work for are wonderful. I am appreciated every day. And I start and finish the day happy.
Cons: Hourly wage.

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Experience Affects Housekeeper Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 395 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 61%
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