Housekeeping Manager Salary

Housekeeping Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. For the most part, Housekeeping Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Housekeeping Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,716 - $55,425
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,614
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$9.70 - $21.85
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,716 - $55,425  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,626  
Profit Sharing
$2,545  
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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$24,604 - $54,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 887
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $21.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$13.26 - $30.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,626  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,545  
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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$24,604 - $54,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Hospital Housekeeping Director, where median compensation is $55K annually. Going from Housekeeping Manager to Director of Housekeeping is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $50K. Many others choose to work as Executive Housekeepers, where pay is typically $36K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeping Manager


Many Housekeeping Managers can be found at Healthcare Services Group, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, and Hilton Garden Inn, firms that are at the top of the field. Housekeeping Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc, where the average salary comes to $46K.

Holiday Inn offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary 72 percent less than the top paying company ($27K).

Popular Skills for Housekeeping Manager


Housekeeping Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Training, People Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Budget Management, Scheduling, and Order Inventory. It is often found that people who know Scheduling are also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeping Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Housekeeping Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $35K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $38K. Housekeeping Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,748

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Home to some of the best pay for Housekeeping Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. Housekeeping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+32 percent), San Diego (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Jacksonville.

Housekeeping Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Housekeeping Manager?

Housekeeping Manager in Appleton:
"It's never a dull day!"
Pros: The variety in my job. Some days I'm cleaning rooms, some days I'm in laundry, other days I could be in breakfast and sometimes I'm on the front desk.
Cons: There is no structure. People are not held responsible for there own actions.

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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
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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