Maid Salary

Women comprise the majority of Maids in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.14 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $7.82 per hour and $20.38. Less than one in ten get medical and dental insurance, and fewer than one in twenty get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,444 - $40,722
(Median)
$14K
$20K
$41K
MEDIAN: $19,985
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50%
90%

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$7.82 - $20.38
(Median)
$7
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,444 - $40,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $304.10  
Total Pay (?
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$16,097 - $42,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.82 - $20.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $2.01  
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $304.10  
   
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).
)
$16,097 - $42,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Maids. 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. Maids see a median salary of $26K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $33K on average.

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.

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Experience Affects Maid Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 9% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 89%
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