Housekeeping Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K annually on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Although more than half have medical coverage and close to one-half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Housekeeping Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Housekeeping Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$26,768 - $54,870
$27K
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$55K
MEDIAN: $39,708
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$9.93 - $21.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,768 - $54,870  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $5,617  
Total Pay (?
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$23,734 - $52,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 585
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $21.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$14.87 - $32.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$293.61 - $5,617  
   
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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$23,734 - $52,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 339

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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

  • Direct and manage all aspects of housekeeping such as scheduling, staffing and quality of cleaning.
  • Develop and deliver effective training.
  • Review quality assurance reports as to physical and cleanliness status of the building.

Common Career Paths for Housekeeping Manager


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Housekeeping Managers sometimes assume positions such as Hospital Housekeeping Directors. That role pays $55K per year on average. As Housekeeping Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Director of Housekeepings. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $50K per year. Another common career choice for Housekeeping Managers is to move into an Executive Housekeeper role. Typically, Executive Housekeepers get paid $36K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeping Manager


Healthcare Services Group, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Holiday Inn Express, Residence Inn By Marriott, and Marriott International, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Housekeeping Managers. Marriott International, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $45K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc, Hilton Worldwide, and Residence Inn By Marriott, where Housekeeping Managers typically earn around $45K, $43K, or $38K, respectively.

Workers at Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hampton Inn also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $26K, $29K, and $30K respectively.

Popular Skills for Housekeeping Manager


Housekeeping Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Most people who know 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $34K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Housekeeping Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,786

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For Housekeeping Managers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Housekeeping Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+39 percent), New York (+32 percent), San Diego (+29 percent), and Philadelphia (+24 percent). Housekeeping Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Housekeeping Managers in Omaha bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average.

Housekeeping Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Housekeeping Manager

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Housekeeping Manager Salaries



National Average
$37,000



Skills That Affect Housekeeping Manager Salaries



National Average
$37,000




Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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