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Housekeeping Manager Salary

Housekeeping Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K annually on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Female Housekeeping Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,520 - $55,275
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$29K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,679
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$9.29 - $20.15
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,520 - $55,275  
   
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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$24,744 - $54,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 769
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $20.15  
   
Overtime
$12.02 - $26.51  
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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$24,744 - $54,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222

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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 on average earn $52K per year. More often than not, a Director of Housekeeping role is the next step for Housekeeping Managers moving up in the field. Directors of Housekeeping usually make $49K per year. Many other Housekeeping Managers choose to take on an Executive Housekeeper role, where salaries are typically $36K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeping Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of Housekeeping Managers, Healthcare Services Group, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, and Hilton Garden Inn are leading firms in the industry. Employees of Hilton Worldwide can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $38K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $32K to $57K.

Offering a median salary of only $27K, Holiday Inn pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $18K to $42K is pretty narrow, too.

Popular Skills for Housekeeping Manager


Survey results suggest that Housekeeping Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Training, People Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Budget Management, Scheduling, and Order Inventory. Those familiar with Scheduling also tend to know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeping Manager

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


For many Housekeeping Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $35K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $38K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. 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


Housekeeping Managers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Housekeeping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+30 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Jacksonville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent.

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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 32%