Housekeeping Manager Salary

Housekeeping Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K annually. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. There are more female Housekeeping Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. While some workers in this profession — about one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Housekeeping Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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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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$9
$14
$22
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. 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, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, and Hilton Garden Inn. Those at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $46K.

Earnings fall especially short at Holiday Inn, where the median salary of $27K is the lowest in the field, 72 percent less than the top paying company.

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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 Housekeeping Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Housekeeping Managers make a median salary of $41K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $46K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,748

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Housekeeping Managers, 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). Jacksonville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent.

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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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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