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Maid Salary

Most Maids in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.13 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.78 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.39. Less than 10 percent claim medical and dental insurance and less than five percent get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$14,372 - $33,141
(Median)
$14K
$20K
$33K
MEDIAN: $19,985
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$7.78 - $20.39
(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
$14,372 - $33,141  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.70  
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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$16,020 - $42,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.78 - $20.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $2.01  
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.70  
   
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).
)
$16,020 - $42,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $21K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $23K. Maids claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $25K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $32K.

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 51%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

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
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 8% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 90%
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