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Maid Salary

Women comprise the majority of Maids in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.13 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $7.64 per hour and $20.45. Less than one-tenth claim medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in twenty get vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$12,307 - $29,833
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$30K
MEDIAN: $18,309
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$7.64 - $20.45
(Median)
$7
$10
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,307 - $29,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $296.61  
Total Pay (?
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$15,710 - $42,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.64 - $20.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28 - $1.68  
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $296.61  
   
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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$15,710 - $42,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Job Description for Maid

A maid is often referred to as a housekeeper, and this position can be found in organizations across the world, including cleaning in homes, hotels, and businesses. This person is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of an interior environment. A maid will typically work daytime hours, but some will work extended hours depending on their employer. Many positions are also part-time. No formal education is required to be a maid, but experience is always beneficial. This person can work independently or as part of a team of other maids.

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Maid Tasks

  • Clean individual units when vacated or requested.
  • Sweep, mop, wash, dust and vacuum designated areas.
  • Clean sidewalks, including sweeping, raking leaves and shoveling snow.
  • Seal, wax, and buff floors and hard surfaces.
  • Assist painters and security engineers when assigned.

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Pay by Experience Level for Maid

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


For many Maids, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $21K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $23K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $25K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $31K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Maid Reviews

What is it like working as a Maid?

Maid in Duluth:
Pros: Flexible schedule, can work when nobody else is around.
Cons: Management has unrealistic expectations for length of each cleaning, feel like I'm not taken seriously.

Experience Affects Maid Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 8% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 90%