The average hourly pay for a Housekeeper in Australia is AU$21.87.
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AU$18 - AU$25
AU$300 - AU$983
AU$37,749 - AU$53,657
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Job Description for Housekeeper
The primary duties of a housekeeper are to clean and maintain their designated work area. This work area will vary from employer to employer; housekeepers commonly work in hotels, private homes, and assisted living facilities. At a large hotel, a housekeeper may be expected to clean several floors' worth of rooms; at a private residence, a housekeeper may be expected to clean a relatively small area. Regardless of location, housekeepers can be expected to clean bathrooms, dust furniture, replen…Read more
- Seal, wax, and buff floors and hard surfaces.
- Assist painters and security engineers when assigned.
- Clean sidewalks, including sweeping, raking leaves and shoveling snow.
- Clean individual units when vacated or requested.
- Sweep, mop, wash, dust and vacuum designated areas.
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Pay by Experience Level for Housekeeper
An entry-level Housekeeper with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.54 based on 38 salaries. An early career Housekeeper with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$21.92 based on 251 salaries. A mid-career Housekeeper with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.42 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Housekeeper with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.66 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$22.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Housekeeper in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 7.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (2.2% more) and Gold Coast, Queensland (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sydney, New South Wales (7.3% less), Melbourne, Victoria (6.4% less) and Cairns, Queensland (6.2% less).
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