Housekeeper Salary

The average Housekeeper in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $9.97 per hour. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (88 percent) of Housekeepers who took the survey are female. While a majority report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,320 - $43,075
$12K
$24K
$43K
MEDIAN: $23,560
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$7.97 - $15.32
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MEDIAN: $9.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,320 - $43,075  
   
Bonus
$48.34 - $1,963  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
Commission
$5,090  
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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$16,588 - $34,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $15.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $2.33  
Overtime
$7.68 - $21.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$48.34 - $1,963  
   
Commission
$5,090  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$16,588 - $34,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,812

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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 who transition into a Hotel General Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $52K per year. It is not unusual for a Housekeeper to become a Housekeeping Supervisor or a Hospital Housekeeper.

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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

National Average: $20,928

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

Housekeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Housekeeper?

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.

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.

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Key Stats for Housekeeper

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 464 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

▲26%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$21,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 464 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: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 60%
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