Housekeeping Aide Salary
Housekeeping Aides in the United States pull down an average of $10.18 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly more than half and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than one-half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Housekeeping Aides making up 71 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Housekeeping Aide
Housekeeping aides are employed by both large and small companies and regular families; those employed by companies often work for subcontractors of those companies which are in charge of janitorial services. Housekeeping aides are responsible for the cleanliness of their assigned areas and often take care of the companies' pantries that are used by their employees. Companies often provide hot beverages, such as coffee, chocolate and or tea, and housekeeping aides must make sure the supplies are always ready. They clean the employees' kitchens and restrooms, as well.Read More...
To work as a housekeeping aide, applicants will often have background checks and should have prior experience in related work. Those who work for families must make sure that supplies needed by the employers' household such toiletries, foods, drinks, wine cellars, and other relevant items are available, and may have to run errands for employers and/or take care of their children. Large households may have more than one housekeeping aide, or a supervising aide who trains and oversees junior housekeeping aides as necessary. Housekeeping aides must have good communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with other housekeeping professionals and clients as needed.
Housekeeping Aide 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeping Aide
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $21K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $21K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Housekeeping Aides make a median salary of $23K. For some reason, Housekeeping Aides with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $21K.