Maid Salary

Most Maids in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.15 per hour. Compensation ranges between $7.82 per hour and $20.37. Less than one-tenth get medical and dental insurance, and less than five percent get vision plans, too. For the most part, Maids enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,444 - $40,722
(Median)
$14K
$20K
$41K
MEDIAN: $19,985
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$7.82 - $20.37
(Median)
$7
$10
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$14,444 - $40,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $304.10  
Total Pay (?
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$16,103 - $42,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.82 - $20.37  
   
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).
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$16,103 - $42,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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.


Maids who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $21K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $23K. Maids who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $26K. Maids who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $33K.

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
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 9% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 89%
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