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Housekeeper Salary in the United States 2024

Get an idea of the compensation trends for Housekeepers in the U.S. by exploring Housekeeper salaries in 2024, factors and skills that can influence pay and more.

Before reading the article, use our simple salary comparison tool below to see where your salary range stands in the market.

Average Housekeeper Base Salary:
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What Is the Salary of Housekeepers in the United States?

Housekeepers in the United States earn an average wage of $34,650 per year, $2,887.50 a month or $16.66 per hour, as per our findings using our salary collection methodology.

[Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)]
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Housekeeper salaries have increased by 29% since 2019. For the lowest-earning Housekeepers, their average salary is $24,520 per year.

Meanwhile, the average salary for top earners is $45,680 per year.

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.79 $13.75 $16.08 $18.09 $21.96
Annual Wage $24,520 $28,600 $33,450 $37,640 $45,680

[Source: BLS]

The 10th percentile represents the lowest earners, while the 90th percentile represents the highest.

[Source: BLS]
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Although Housekeepers are more often hired in traveler accommodation facilities, more niche industries like investment pools and funds, outpatient care centers and beverage manufacturing offer the highest average salaries at $62,270, $56,770 and $50,410 per year, respectively.

Top-paying industries for Housekeepers

Industry Employment Industry Employment % Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
Other Investment Pools and Funds 40 0.19 $29.94 $62,270
Outpatient Care Centers 3,780 0.36 $27.29 $56,770
Beverage Manufacturing 60 0.02 $24.24 $50,410
Offices of Physicians 3,860 0.14 $24.09 $50,110
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 220 0.08 $23.92 $49,750

[Source: BLS]

What Are Some Factors That Can Affect Housekeeper Salary?

The type of industry is just one of the many factors that determine a Housekeeper’s pay. Check out the list below to know your earning potential.

Type of establishment

As a Housekeeper, whether you work for a major hotel or a private residence will affect your take-home pay. Given the higher volume of work and higher service standards, Housekeepers who work in hotels generally earn more than those in private residences. Other possible workplaces for Housekeepers with varying pay include resorts, healthcare facilities, hospitals, offices and commercial buildings.

Experience and seniority

Although Housekeeper jobs are often considered entry-level, someone with years of experience has developed skills and credibility that would make them more valuable for employers than a complete beginner. Having previous experience also qualifies you further for higher-level or supervisory housekeeping roles, which typically translate to higher pay.

Union representation benefits

Being part of unions may allow Housekeepers to receive higher compensation and other job benefits than those who are non-unionized, as unions can arrange these on their members’ behalf. This is not always the case, though, as it depends heavily on the strength of the union and overall economic conditions.

Location and cost of living

States or cities with a higher cost of living generally offer higher salaries than those with a lower cost of living. The cost of living can be driven by housing, transportation or healthcare. Employers offer higher salaries in these areas to offset the higher living expenses.

How Much Do Housekeepers Earn by State or District?

As mentioned, states like Hawaii and New York, with a higher cost of living, typically offer higher salaries. In fact, Hawaii pays the highest across the U.S., with an average salary of $49,460 per year for Housekeepers in the Aloha State.

[Source: BLS]
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New York is the second highest-paying state with an average salary of $46,610 per year. The District of Columbia then places third with $45,610 per year.

For other states, please hover over the map below to see their statewide average salaries for Housekeepers.

[Source: BLS]
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Check your take-home pay as a Housekeeper in any state or district

Regardless of the state you reside in, check your estimated take-home pay with our Paycheck Calculator. This calculates the pay you get to keep after taxes and other deductions.

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If your gross pay is 0 per in the state of F, your net pay (or take home pay) will be $1,343.17 after tax deductions of 0% (or $ 156.83). Deductions include a total of [1] 0% (or $0.00) for the federal income tax, [2] 0% (or $0.00) for the state income tax, [3] 6.20% (or $0.00) for the social security tax and [4] 1.45% (or $0.00) for Medicare.

The Federal Income Tax is collected by the government and is consistent across all U.S. regions. In contrast, the State Income Tax is levied by the state of residence and work, leading to substantial variations. The Social Security Tax is used to fund Social Security, which benefits retirees, persons with disabilities and survivors of deceased workers. Medicare involves a federal payroll tax designated for the Medicare insurance program. As of 2022, Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming do not levy a state income tax.

Check your state or district’s average salary by checking the table below and sorting from highest to lowest or vice versa.

State Avg. Salary
Alabama $25,740
Alaska $36,880
Arizona $34,770
Arkansas $27,840
California $43,570
Colorado $37,690
Connecticut $36,310
Delaware $30,500
Florida $32,230
Georgia $28,570
Hawaii $49,460
Idaho $32,560
Illinois $37,110
Indiana $31,150
Iowa $31,440
Kansas $29,170
Kentucky $28,310
Louisiana $25,440
Maine $36,000
Maryland $33,150
Massachusetts $41,700
Michigan $32,310
Minnesota $36,150
Mississippi $23,920
Missouri $30,880
Montana $32,400
Nebraska $30,100
Nevada $40,440
New Hampshire $35,020
New Jersey $36,540
New Mexico $30,330
New York $46,610
North Carolina $30,470
North Dakota $32,060
Ohio $29,940
Oklahoma $26,470
Oregon $36,300
Pennsylvania $32,340
Rhode Island $35,660
South Carolina $28,680
South Dakota $29,960
Tennessee $29,880
Texas $28,770
Utah $34,050
Vermont $36,820
Virginia $31,180
Washington $39,310
West Virginia $27,180
Wisconsin $32,720
Wyoming $32,720
District of Columbia $45,610

What Are Some High-Paying Cities for Housekeepers?

Below are the average Housekeeper salaries for major cities in the U.S. New York pays the highest average salary at $47,040 per year, while Miami earns on the lower end at $32,410 per year.

Miami

Annual mean wage

$32,410

# of employees

18,100

New York City

Annual mean wage

$47,040

# of employees

39,780

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$38,590

# of employees

21,940

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$41,980

# of employees

30,750

What Non-Monetary Benefits and Perks Can Housekeepers Get?

Aside from salaries, Housekeepers should also keep in mind that there are a variety of benefits they can enjoy with their job.

  • Flexible schedules: Housekeepers can choose the schedule they want to follow. For example, hotels need housekeeping services throughout the day, given that guests can check in and out at different times. Some employers can then have multiple shifts that job seekers can apply to.
  • Paid time off (PTO): PTO includes sick leave, vacation days and holidays, and is generally provided to Housekeepers, especially those working full-time.
  • Medical, dental and other insurance: Having insurance coverage can help Housekeepers access essential medical care and protect them against high healthcare costs.
  • Free meals or meal allowances: Some employers provide complimentary meals or allowances during shifts.
  • 401(k) with match: This retirement plan allows employees to save a portion of their earnings for retirement on a tax-deferred basis. Some employers offer a matching contribution, which means that they’ll contribute a certain amount to the employee’s 401(k) account based on the employee’s own contributions.
  • Uniforms and cleaning equipment: Employers may provide uniforms, including specialized attire and protective gear, for Housekeepers to wear while on duty. Employers also generally provide cleaning equipment and other supplies.

Keep in mind that these benefits can vary per employer. Job seekers should clarify this with potential employers, especially during job interviews, to see what other benefits come with the job. In some cases, better benefits can be more valuable than higher pay.

What Is the Average Salary for Positions Similar to Housekeeper?

Check out the following similar hospitality roles, compare wages and explore your options below. 

There are also higher-level housekeeping roles that can offer higher pay to job seekers or current Housekeepers. 

 

[Calculated using Glassdoor, Indeed, Salary.com, Talent.com and ZipRecruiter data]
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Pay-Related Labor Laws for Housekeepers

Below are some laws Housekeepers should keep in mind to know their rights and tax considerations.

  • Minimum wage: All Housekeepers, including live-in domestic Housekeepers, must be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or the state- or city-specific minimum wage – whichever is higher.
  • Overtime pay: Housekeepers who worked over 40 hours in 1 workweek should be provided overtime pay at time and half their regular rate. Live-in domestic Housekeepers can be exempted from this requirement.
  • Independent contractor status and worker classification: Housekeepers who work independently without an employer are considered “independent contractors,” while those who work for companies or other types of employers are considered “employees.” Remember that identifying yourself as an independent contractor or employee can affect your tax obligations, rights and other benefits.

Learn more about minimum wage, leave policies, overtime pay, and more with our labor law guides. You can also check out our other labor law guides for major cities in the U.S. below:

Housekeeper Salary FAQs

Check out the frequently asked questions about Housekeeper salaries below.

The mean annual wage of Housekeepers in the U.S. is $34,650 per year, which translates to $16.66 per hour.

Following BLS data, Hawaii pays the highest average salary among all states in the U.S. at $49,460 per year or $23.78 per hour. New York, the District of Columbia (as a district) and California follow suit at $46,610, $45,610 and $43,570 per year, respectively.

Although there is little to no change in the number of jobs available in the U.S., demand has remained steady following current Housekeepers switching jobs, resigning or retiring.

Yes. Under the Fair Labor and Standards Act, Housekeepers should be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, unless local or state minimum wage is higher.

Salaries can vary depending on experience level, type of employer and other factors. BLS reports that Housekeepers in the 90th percentile, or the top-earning Housekeepers, are paid an average of $45,680 per year or $21.96 an hour.

How OysterLink Collects Salary Data

OysterLink gets its salary data from the latest information on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. We also take into account estimates from the number of job search sites.