Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

37-2012 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.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
894,920 0.7 % $10.49 $21,820 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.90 $8.51 $9.41 $11.53 $14.89
Annual Wage (2) $16,430 $17,700 $19,570 $23,980 $30,980


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 420,590 24.16 $10.33 $21,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 114,080 2.18 $11.68 $24,300
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 96,530 5.23 $9.86 $20,510
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 79,190 4.76 $10.12 $21,050
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 41,360 5.28 $10.09 $20,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 420,590 24.16 $10.33 $21,490
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,130 18.95 $10.24 $21,300
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 41,360 5.28 $10.09 $20,980
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 96,530 5.23 $9.86 $20,510
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 79,190 4.76 $10.12 $21,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 340 0.10 $17.64 $36,700
Outpatient Care Centers 2,740 0.43 $16.03 $33,340
Other Investment Pools and Funds 50 0.12 $15.65 $32,550
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $15.29 $31,800
Residential Building Construction 360 0.06 $14.51 $30,180


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 93,920 6.57 0.96 $11.74 $24,420
Florida 70,130 9.64 1.40 $9.58 $19,930
Texas 56,150 5.31 0.77 $8.82 $18,340
New York 52,030 6.09 0.89 $14.89 $30,960
Pennsylvania 34,790 6.22 0.91 $10.18 $21,180




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 24,200 21.47 3.13 $13.53 $28,150
Hawaii 12,080 20.53 2.99 $14.86 $30,900
Wyoming 3,460 12.44 1.81 $9.36 $19,470
Montana 5,080 11.74 1.71 $9.55 $19,870
North Dakota 4,680 11.62 1.69 $9.69 $20,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 52,030 6.09 0.89 $14.89 $30,960
Hawaii 12,080 20.53 2.99 $14.86 $30,900
District of Columbia 7,420 11.35 1.65 $14.38 $29,910
Nevada 24,200 21.47 3.13 $13.53 $28,150
Massachusetts 15,800 4.93 0.72 $13.03 $27,110





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 34,240 6.64 0.97 $17.13 $35,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 21,040 5.78 0.84 $11.39 $23,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 20,700 5.35 0.78 $11.00 $22,870
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 19,530 23.86 3.47 $14.35 $29,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,010 7.26 1.06 $12.07 $25,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 16,510 7.30 1.06 $9.21 $19,160
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 13,140 12.99 1.89 $9.88 $20,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 11,840 6.84 1.00 $9.68 $20,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 10,890 4.12 0.60 $8.68 $18,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,620 5.06 0.74 $9.04 $18,810