How Much Do Maids and Housekeepers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$28010 per year
Hourly wage
$13 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$19,370 to $22,230 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$9 to $11 per hour

Entry-level Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $19,370 to $22,230 per year or $9 to $11 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $19 $39,140
Senior (Top 25%) $15 $31,320
Middle (Mid 50%) $13 $26,220
Junior (Bottom 25%) $11 $22,230
No experience (Bottom 10%) $9 $19,370

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $19 $40,540
HI $19 $39,600
NY $18 $38,430
CA $17 $35,560
MA $16 $33,680
AK $16 $32,830
RI $16 $32,660
WA $16 $32,580
NV $15 $32,070
MN $15 $30,400

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Maid and Housekeeping Cleaner is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Maids and Housekeepers are in the states of DC, HI, NY, CA and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers $52790 $25.38
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation $48610 $23.37
Grantmaking and Giving Services $47830 $22.99
Outpatient Care Centers $39040 $18.77
Insurance Carriers $38350 $18.44
Performing Arts Companies $35790 $17.21
Support Activities for Air Transportation $35640 $17.13
Support Activities for Animal Production $34320 $16.50
Beverage Manufacturing $33440 $16.08
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $32780 $15.76
Scientific Research and Development Services $32730 $15.74
Civic and Social Organizations $32420 $15.59
Elementary and Secondary Schools $32220 $15.49
Warehousing and Storage $32010 $15.39
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $32000 $15.38
Business Support Services $31770 $15.27
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $31710 $15.25
Religious Organizations $31360 $15.08
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $31260 $15.03
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $31040 $14.92
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $31020 $14.91
Specialized Design Services $30790 $14.80
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $30790 $14.80
Specialty Hospitals $30600 $14.71
Health and Personal Care Stores $30560 $14.69
Personal Care Services $30450 $14.64
Motion Picture and Video Industries $30420 $14.63
Spectator Sports $30330 $14.58
Residential Building Construction $29870 $14.36
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services $29860 $14.36

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