Housekeeping Manager Salary (United States)

Those pursuing careers as Housekeeping Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37,670 annually. Compensation ranges from $24,661 on the low end to $53,757 per year on the high end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Although more than half have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, about a third claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Housekeeping Managers (60 percent) are female. The majority of Housekeeping Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Housekeeping Manager Salary (?
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$28,272 - $54,826
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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  
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$24,661 - $53,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 767
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$0$9$18$27
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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 assume a position such as a Hotel General Manager—while uncommon—may get paid an extra $14,093 per year. Going from Housekeeping Manager to Housekeeping Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are bigger by $11,860. Many others choose to work as Housekeeping and Janitorial Managers, where pay actually goes down by $6,808.

Housekeeping Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeping Manager

Housekeeping Managers flock to Healthcare Services Group, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $31,358 lead the pack in compensation; however, Healthcare Services Group, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $19,892 at one end to $38K at the other end.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Hampton Inn, where the median salary is just $28,665. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Holiday Inn ($29,500) and Healthcare Services Group, Inc. ($31,358).

Popular Skills for Housekeeping Manager

Survey results imply that Housekeeping Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Those who have experience with Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 13 percent more than the national average, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Budget Management, Scheduling, and Order Inventory. For most people, competency in Scheduling indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeping Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $35K, which grow to $39K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $41K. Housekeeping Managers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $46K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, a majority land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Folks in search of above-average pay will head to one of the three largest American cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago boast higher pay rates than the national average for this field. Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Jacksonville is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Seattle and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-5 percent and -3 percent).

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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%