Housekeeping Manager Salary

Housekeeping Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. While approximately one-third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Housekeeping Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. Job satisfaction for Housekeeping Managers is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,755 - $55,519
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,704
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$9.44 - $20.51
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,755 - $55,519  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$24,836 - $54,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 803
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.44 - $20.51  
   
Overtime
$12.11 - $26.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
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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$24,836 - $54,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Hospital Housekeeping Director. The average Hospital Housekeeping Director brings home $56K per year. A Director of Housekeeping role is the most common promotion for Housekeeping Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $50K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Housekeeping Managers is an Executive Housekeeper position, where earnings are usually $36K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeping Manager


Housekeeping Managers fill the offices of leading firms Healthcare Services Group, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, and Hilton Garden Inn. Housekeeping Managers flock to Hilton Worldwide for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $37K lead the pack in compensation; however, Hilton Worldwide also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $32K at one end to $57K at the other end.

The consistently lowest paying firm is Holiday Inn, where the median salary is just $27K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $18K to $42K.

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. Most people familiar with Scheduling also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeping Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $35K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $39K. For Housekeeping Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $46K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Housekeeping Managers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Housekeeping Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent), San Diego (+25 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Jacksonville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Seattle (10 percent lower) and Philadelphia (1 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Housekeeping Manager Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Housekeeping Manager Salaries


Training
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National Average
$38,000

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Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 32%
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