Maid Salary

Most Maids in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.18 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.89 per hour on the lower end to $20.26 on the higher end. Less than one in ten have medical and dental plans, and fewer than one in twenty have vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Maids is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$14,287 - $45,000
(Median)
$14K
$21K
$45K
MEDIAN: $21,107
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$7.89 - $20.26
(Median)
$7
$10
$20
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,287 - $45,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $480.47  
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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$16,318 - $42,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $20.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.16 - $2.29  
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $480.47  
   
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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$16,318 - $42,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $21K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $24K on average. Maids see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Maids who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $32K 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
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Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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