AU$40,469
Avg. Salary
AU$21.46
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Housekeeper is AU$21.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Housekeeper is AU$40,469 per year.

$18
10%
$21
50%
$25
90%
MEDIAN $21
$20k
10%
$40k
50%
$57k
90%
MEDIAN $40,469
AU$19,886 - AU$57,301
AU$20K
AU$40K
AU$57K
MEDIAN: AU$40,469
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.79 - AU$25.02
AU$18
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$21.46
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$57K
Salary AU$19,886 - AU$57,301
Bonus AU$750
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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AU$36,592 - AU$52,837
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$17.79 - AU$25.02
Hourly Tips AU$0.61
Overtime AU$17.75 - AU$34.46
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
Bonus AU$750
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).
)
AU$36,592 - AU$52,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 4 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 392

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, replenish supplies of soap and paper products, clean doors and windows, replace light bulbs, change and launder bed sheets and towels, and other activities that contribute to ensuring their assigned areas are clean and welcoming. Much of a housekeeper's daily work is autonomous; housekeepers are given their assigned area and are expected to complete their work in a set amount of time. Housekeepers should also expect to have their work evaluated on a regular basis and will most likely be held to a cleanliness standard set by their employer.

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Housekeeper Tasks

  • 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

Pay by Experience for a Housekeeper has a positive trend. An entry-level Housekeeper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 320 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Housekeeper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Housekeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 60 salaries. A Housekeeper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

2%

-2%

-3%

-3%

-4%

-9%

-11%

National Average: AU$44,756

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Housekeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Housekeeper?

Housekeeper in Mackay:
"Good workout."
Pros: Paid to workout.
Cons: Sore body.

Housekeeper in Darwin:
"Hard work."
Pros: I like the flexibility and to work unsupervised.
Cons: Hard work long hours and away from family.

Housekeeper in Newcastle:
"Payrite housekeeper1."
Pros: Location.
Cons: No break.

Key Stats for Housekeeper

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Housekeeper Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
AU$45,000

▼1%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%