$24,095
Avg. Salary
$10.22
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$409

Bonus

$494

Profit Sharing

$2,100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Housekeeper is $10.22 per hour.

The average pay for a Housekeeper is $24,095 per year.

$8.11
10%
$10.22
50%
$15.94
90%
MEDIAN $10.22
$14k
10%
$24k
50%
$46k
90%
MEDIAN $24,095
$13,899 - $46,305
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MEDIAN: $24,095
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$8.11 - $15.94
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$0$46K
Salary $13,899 - $46,305
Bonus $19.39 - $1,988
Profit Sharing $1.93 - $27,181
Commission $2,100
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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$16,853 - $35,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 488
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.11 - $15.94
Hourly Tips $0.16 - $2.31
Overtime $8.42 - $22.15
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $19.39 - $1,988
Commission $2,100
Profit Sharing $1.93 - $27,181
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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$16,853 - $35,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,464

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.

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.

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.

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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 $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: $21,483

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 Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Housekeeper?

Housekeeper in Tulsa:
"Life Is Beautiful, Do The Best In Everything You Do."
Never complain, always obey your supervisors, enjoy life, laugh a lot and work hard always, and you will be successful.

Housekeeper in San Francisco:
Be very careful about a live-in. You need time off and some employers find it hard when you live with them. You should always have a place of your own to go to. Most employment companies will let you know the whole truth about employers. Their experience that they have had with other people they have placed in an environment. If going through an agency make sure. You have a contract that will give you a specified amount of time to move if you are accepting a live in situation. Make sure you always have a contract spelling out vacation, salary, overtime, sick time and health. Do not live it to a spoken agreement. Most employers will do this for you.

Housekeeper in Athens:
"Work."
Pros: The flexibility is the best thing and the workers are pretty awesome, feels like a family there.
Cons: Having to be perfect or else customers complain about every little detail.

Housekeeper in Kingman:
"Dont like they pay us 3 dollars a room."
Pros: Close to home.
Cons: The linen is old and the rooms are bad lots of patch work. No karts to put linen we have to carry it all the way to the laundry.

Housekeeper in Wooster:
"Just Do Your Job."
Do not worry about what others are doing or not doing just do your work and know that you are doing a good job.

Housekeeper in Allentown:
Pros: The people I work for are wonderful. I am appreciated every day. And I start and finish the day happy.
Cons: Hourly wage.

Housekeeper in Hutchinson:
Pros: There is a steady flow of work.
Cons: The time given to clean apartment, lack of communication.

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Key Stats for Housekeeper

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1148 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Housekeeper Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$21,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1148 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 60%