Executive Housekeeper Salary
It's impossible to make it big as a Executive Housekeepers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, slightly more than half do receive medical benefits and close to one-half have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$26,412 - $62,921|
|Bonus||$254.82 - $7,059|
|Total Pay (||$21,135 - $57,277|
|Hourly Rate||$9.32 - $18.69|
|Overtime||$14.84 - $24.64|
|Bonus||$254.82 - $7,059|
|Total Pay (||$21,135 - $57,277|
Job Description for Executive Housekeeper
The position of executive housekeeper is a supervisory job, usually in the hospitality field. Hotels and resorts employ executive housekeepers in hands-on and administrative roles to help maintain the quality of guest-related housecleaning work.Read More...
This management position frequently requires the executive housekeeper to handle scheduling duties and housekeeping systems that fit the needs of the establishment and its guests. This supervisor also establishes and maintains systems related to key security, room inspections, and employee evaluations. In most settings, the executive housekeeper participates actively in the hiring process; if they do not have final say in hiring decisions, they typically at least take part in interviews and offer input to the manager making the final decision.
The executive housekeeper also usually makes certain purchasing decisions and helps manage and maintain proper inventory procedures for cleaning supplies. They also may be involved in managing laundry procedures and maintaining useful inventory of guest linens in their establishment. Because of the need to manage and maintain so many processes, this position requires familiarity and skill with office-based computer applications.
Because of the unique requirements of this job, An executive housekeeper normally works from early mornings into late afternoons, but they should expect to be “on call” for the other staff.
Educational requirements for this position vary. Larger institutions almost always require at least an associate’s degree or higher. Smaller locations and certain organizations may substitute practical experience in the field for that education. In situations requiring decisions on budgeting and departmental wages, however, that education requirement for managers remains somewhat inflexible. Additionally, experience in the hospitality field is almost always required, usually between three and five years. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Executive Housekeeper Tasks
- Develop and recommend the budget, labor cost plans and objectives and manages within those approved plans.
- Perform short and long term planning and management of the hotel's housekeeping operations.
- Purchase linens and housekeeping supplies.
- Oversee inspection program.
Common Career Paths for Executive Housekeeper
Executive Housekeepers may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. When Executive Housekeepers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Directors of Housekeeping or Hotel General Managers. Those roles pay an additional $15K and $18K, respectively.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Housekeeper
Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Executive Housekeepers include Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Marriott International, Inc., and Residence Inn By Marriott. Hyatt Hotels offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $55K. DoubleTree, Marriott International, Inc., and Hilton Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Executive Housekeepers earning around $51K, $46K, or $45K at each firm, respectively.
Holiday Inn Express reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $23K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Other low-paying employers include Comfort Inn and Suites at $26K and Hampton Inn at $28K, though some Executive Housekeepers there earn up to $44K.
Popular Skills for Executive Housekeeper
Executive Housekeepers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Spanish Language, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 16 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Scheduling.
Pay by Experience Level for Executive Housekeeper
Pay by Experience for an Executive Housekeeper has a positive trend. An entry-level Executive Housekeeper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 290 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Executive Housekeeper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Executive Housekeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 239 salaries. An Executive Housekeeper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 102 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Executive Housekeepers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Executive Housekeepers will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+52 percent), New York (+48 percent), Fort Lauderdale (+46 percent), and Orlando (+43 percent). Indianapolis is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Workers in Richmond and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).
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