An average Housekeeper in the United States can expect to take home roughly $9.93 per hour. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Housekeepers is high. The vast majority (89 percent) of Housekeepers who took the survey are female. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and just under a third have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$12,206 - $44,022
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$24K
$44K
MEDIAN: $23,640
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$7.95 - $15.31
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,206 - $44,022  
   
Bonus
$48.48 - $1,538  
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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$16,537 - $34,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.95 - $15.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.16 - $1.96  
Overtime
$8.34 - $21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$48.48 - $1,538  
   
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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$16,537 - $34,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,789
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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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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. The most common next step for a Housekeeper is to become a Housekeeping Supervisor or a Maid or Housekeeper. The former position pays an additional $7K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeper


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Housekeepers include Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Healthcare Services Group, Inc., Comfort Inn and Suites, and Marriott International, Inc. Self-Employed pays the most with a median salary of $31K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $20K to a high of $43K. Also paying near the top of the field are Marriott International, Inc. at $22K, Miners Inn at $20K, and Residence Inn By Marriott, where Housekeepers annually earn $19K.

Pay for Housekeepers is the lowest at Healthcare Services Group, Inc., which has a median salary of $17K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $21K. Workers at Hilton Garden Inn, Comfort Inn and Suites, and Quality Inn & Suites also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for each of these employers come to $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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $20K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $22K. Housekeepers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $24K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $26K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,849

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Surpassing the national average by 52 percent, Housekeepers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Housekeepers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+47 percent), Dallas (+27 percent), Las Vegas (+26 percent), and Columbus (+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

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

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 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?

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.

What is it like working as a Housekeeper at Marriott International, Inc.?

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.

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.

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Experience Affects Housekeeper Salaries




National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 431 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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