Head Housekeeper Salary
Head Housekeepers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $11.00 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Head Housekeepers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a third receive medical and dental insurance and slightly less than one-fifth get vision plans. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$19,728 - $41,147|
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|$18,486 - $37,628|
|Hourly Rate||$8.78 - $16.40|
|Hourly Tips||$0.04 - $0.91|
|Overtime||$11.38 - $23.65|
|Total Pay (||$18,486 - $37,628|
Job Description for Head Housekeeper
Larger hotels and resorts are typical employers for head housekeepers, which are normally supervisory positions that are salaried or hourly with many managerial duties. The head housekeeper has oversight on the entire housekeeping crew and likely reports to a manager, providing feedback and input on the members of the staff. A large portion of the head housekeeper's duties involves inspecting work performed by the cleaning staff at the hotel or resort and providing feedback. The head housekeeper is the first supervisor in charge of ensuring that standards of the institution are met.Read More...
Other tasks performed by the head housekeeper include helping train new personnel and working with existing personnel to provide guidance and continuing education. Additionally, the head housekeeper often helps create schedules for these workers, using input on expected guest reservations and labor budgeting. This supervisor also regularly inventories cleaning supplies and requisitions new orders as is necessary.
The educational requirements for head housekeepers are generally minimal, with previous experience being highly valued. Due to the labor-intensive nature of the position, the ability to inspect work and perform cleaning duties as required are necessary. Many hotels and institutions tend to promote head housekeepers from within to maintain a continuity of understanding of standards and procedures. A head housekeeper typically works full time, usually from early mornings into the afternoon. Depending on scheduling, a person in this position should routinely expect to work some weekends and holidays as well. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Head Housekeeper Tasks
- Supervise housekeeping staff, preparing schedules, assigning duties, and providing guidance and performance feedback.
- Maintain inventory of housekeeping supplies, coordinating or ordering replacements and equipment repair.
- Respond to guest requests, inquiries, and issues and manage lost and found.
- Coordinate and/or facilitate housekeeping staff training on standard operating procedures, safety policies, and health/sanitation regulations.
- Inspect premises, public areas, and/or guest rooms, ensuring compliance to company procedures and health/sanitation standards.
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Pay by Experience Level for Head Housekeeper
Pay by Experience for a Head Housekeeper has a positive trend. An entry-level Head Housekeeper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 111 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Head Housekeeper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Head Housekeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 61 salaries. A Head Housekeeper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 33 salaries.
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