Housekeeper Salary

Average Housekeepers in the United States make around $10.10 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $2K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Housekeepers can bottom out near $17K or peak near $35K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the greater part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by over a third and dental coverage is claimed by just under a third. Women account for the majority of Housekeepers who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,527 - $44,610
$13K
$24K
$45K
MEDIAN: $23,508
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$8.07 - $15.60
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MEDIAN: $10.13
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$0$44K
Salary $12,527 - $44,610
Bonus $24.36 - $2,434
Profit Sharing $0.07 - $13,906
Commission $1,590
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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$16,749 - $35,578
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 312
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.07 - $15.60
Hourly Tips $0.17 - $2.44
Overtime $8.86 - $22.74
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $24.36 - $2,434
Commission $1,590
Profit Sharing $0.07 - $13,906
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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$16,749 - $35,578
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,182

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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, 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.

Common Career Paths for Housekeeper


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Housekeepers who transition into a Hotel General Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $52K per year. A Housekeeping Supervisor or a Hospital Housekeeper is a typical transition from a Housekeeper role.

Housekeeper Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Housekeeper


Many Housekeepers can be found at Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn and Suites, Healthcare Services Group, Inc., and Marriott International, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Housekeepers flock to Self-Employed for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $32K lead the pack in compensation; however, Self-Employed also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $17K at one end to $43K at the other end. Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, and Miners Inn are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Housekeepers earning around $22K, $20K, or $20K at each firm, respectively.

With a reported median salary of only $17K, Best Western International, Inc. easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are about half the top paying employer's rate. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Comfort Inn and Suites, Quality Inn & Suites, and Healthcare Services Group, Inc.. Their employees earn $17K on average.

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 $20,000 based on 2,460 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 $22,000 based on 1,114 salaries. An experienced Housekeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 947 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 $26,000 based on 394 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,252

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

For Housekeepers, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Housekeepers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+50 percent), Las Vegas (+24 percent), Dallas (+20 percent), and Philadelphia (+15 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average.

Housekeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Housekeeper?

Housekeeper in Kenosha:
Pros: Can take off when really needed and is overall more enjoyable than some of the other work I've done, such as wax injection/assembly in factory.
Cons: Sporadic hours (seasonal), or atleast working for this individual, low pay, more stressful than necessary and overall not the way I would run it if it was my business.

Housekeeper in Bowling Green:
"Not good."
Pros: Can work on my own. .......................................
Cons: Clean up after people who have no respect. Clean up their crap. They trash the rooms.

Housekeeper in Alberta:
"Helping Out."
Pros: Helping seniors with there daily life, being there for them, when they are unable to do it them selves.
Cons: Not appriceaded, from the senior management.

Housekeeper in Grand Forks:
"I was harassed everyday I worked."
Pros: Co- workers were awesome. The only reason I showed for work everyday.
Cons: Getting harassed everyday by the owner of the hotel.

Housekeeper in Winkler:
Pros: Working with residents.
Cons: I don't like when my hours are cut down.

Housekeeper in Modesto:
"Its frustrating."
Pros: I get to work alone, I enjoy being able to help others and I build great relationships with my clients.
Cons: I get taken advantage of when I'm played...I don't get paid what I'm worth or no matter how good of job I do or how many hours I work I dont get compensated. I don't get paid extra for doing carpets, windows. Laundry services, cooking or pet care.

Housekeeper in Wirral:
"Enjoyable but hardworking."
Pros: The end product.
Cons: Stressful.

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Key Stats for Housekeeper

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 623 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Housekeeper Salaries

▲24%

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$21,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 623 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 59%
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