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Housekeeping Manager Salary (United States)

Housekeeping Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K per year. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. Some workers in this field — one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. More than half of Housekeeping Managers (60 percent) are women. Work is enjoyable for Housekeeping Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Housekeeping Manager Salary (?
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$28,272 - $54,826
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MEDIAN: $39,552
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Housekeeping Manager Salary (?
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$9.23 - $19.68
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,272 - $54,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,131  
Total Pay (?
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$24,661 - $53,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 767
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$9.23 - $19.68  
   
Overtime
$12.22 - $25.02  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$0.00 - $4,131  
   
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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$24,661 - $53,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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Job Description for Housekeeping Manager

A housekeeping manager is responsible for managing the daily housekeeping operations in companies that have guests in residence, such as hotels and hospitals. They ensure that the housekeeping staff maintains standards of cleanliness and availability in residents' quarters and public areas. These managers also monitor and develop staff through performance observations, evaluations, and counseling. They also hire and plan staffing schedules for employees. Additionally, housekeeping managers may also be responsible for budgeting and forecasting within the department, as well as creating and implementing new policies and procedures.
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Housekeeping Manager Tasks
  • Review quality assurance reports as to physical and cleanliness status of the building.
  • Develop and deliver effective training.
  • Direct and manage all aspects of housekeeping such as scheduling, staffing and quality of cleaning.

Common Career Paths for Housekeeping Manager

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Housekeeping Managers who advance into the role of a Hotel General Manager are fairly uncommon. Hotel General Managers $52K per year. The most common promotion for Housekeeping Managers is Director of Housekeeping, a position that typically pays $50K annually. Another standard transition for Housekeeping Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Housekeeping and Janitorial Manager role, where pay is often $31K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeping Manager

For Housekeeping Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Healthcare Services Group, Inc.; in fact, typical earnings are around $31K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($20K versus $38K) is great.
Hampton Inn reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $29K) but some workers make up to $44K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings. Another company with smaller-than-average paychecks is Holiday Inn.

Popular Skills for Housekeeping Manager

Housekeeping Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Training, People Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Budget Management, Scheduling, and Order Inventory. Those familiar with Scheduling also tend to know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeping Manager

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For Housekeeping Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $39K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. Housekeeping Managers see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $46K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly more than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining close to a tenth.

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Professionals in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago — the three largest American cities — enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Jacksonville, 17 percent below the national average. Seattle and Columbus are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Housekeeping Manager Salaries

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$38,000

Skills That Affect Housekeeping Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 34%