Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
917,470 0.7 % $10.64 $22,130 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.95 $8.57 $9.51 $11.64 $15.34
Annual Wage (2) $16,540 $17,820 $19,780 $24,200 $31,900


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 428,910 24.21 $10.48 $21,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 113,370 2.15 $11.96 $24,880
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 109,310 5.79 $9.95 $20,700
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 76,930 4.64 $10.27 $21,360
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 43,670 5.36 $10.22 $21,270

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 428,910 24.21 $10.48 $21,800
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,080 17.84 $10.36 $21,550
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 109,310 5.79 $9.95 $20,700
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 43,670 5.36 $10.22 $21,270
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 76,930 4.64 $10.27 $21,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 3,310 0.49 $17.70 $36,820
Other Financial Investment Activities 220 0.06 $17.05 $35,460
Residential Building Construction 380 0.06 $15.15 $31,510
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 100 0.20 $14.89 $30,970
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 100 0.04 $14.84 $30,860


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 100,080 6.80 0.98 $12.12 $25,200
Florida 73,860 9.91 1.43 $9.69 $20,160
Texas 62,930 5.77 0.83 $8.96 $18,640
New York 51,910 6.01 0.87 $14.84 $30,860
Pennsylvania 37,010 6.59 0.95 $10.21 $21,240




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)
Hawaii 12,420 20.62 2.98 $15.26 $31,740
Nevada 23,430 20.34 2.94 $14.25 $29,630
Wyoming 3,780 13.54 1.96 $9.64 $20,060
Montana 5,140 11.71 1.69 $9.84 $20,480
North Dakota 4,850 11.47 1.66 $10.24 $21,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 4,470 6.72 0.97 $15.76 $32,770
Hawaii 12,420 20.62 2.98 $15.26 $31,740
New York 51,910 6.01 0.87 $14.84 $30,860
Nevada 23,430 20.34 2.94 $14.25 $29,630
Massachusetts 17,960 5.51 0.80 $12.73 $26,470





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 34,480 6.58 0.95 $17.16 $35,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 23,660 6.39 0.92 $11.62 $24,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 22,700 5.71 0.83 $11.46 $23,830
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 19,440 23.15 3.35 $15.10 $31,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,080 6.79 0.98 $11.90 $24,760
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 15,450 14.82 2.14 $9.85 $20,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,650 5.91 0.85 $9.14 $19,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 12,320 4.47 0.65 $8.98 $18,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,130 5.64 0.82 $9.06 $18,840
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 11,400 11.14 1.61 $9.54 $19,850