Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
926,240 0.8 % $11.05 $22,990 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.18 $8.87 $9.97 $12.07 $16.05
Annual Wage (2) $17,020 $18,450 $20,740 $25,100 $33,380


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 444,200 23.44 $10.93 $22,740
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 124,670 6.14 $10.48 $21,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 104,230 1.98 $12.38 $25,750
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 71,900 4.35 $10.67 $22,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 42,700 4.95 $10.67 $22,190

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 444,200 23.44 $10.93 $22,740
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,500 19.93 $10.81 $22,480
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 124,670 6.14 $10.48 $21,790
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 42,700 4.95 $10.67 $22,190
Facilities Support Services 6,740 4.70 $10.17 $21,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.13 $20.17 $41,960
Other Financial Investment Activities 230 0.05 $17.31 $36,010
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $15.51 $32,270
Beverage Manufacturing 100 0.05 $15.42 $32,070
Offices of Dentists 270 0.03 $15.11 $31,420


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 102,080 6.59 0.98 $12.83 $26,680
Florida 80,960 10.22 1.52 $10.09 $20,990
Texas 66,400 5.74 0.85 $9.41 $19,570
New York 49,700 5.53 0.82 $15.19 $31,600
Pennsylvania 33,900 5.94 0.88 $10.66 $22,170



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 25,820 20.94 3.12 $14.17 $29,470
Hawaii 12,040 19.42 2.89 $16.86 $35,060
Montana 5,590 12.49 1.86 $10.46 $21,760
Wyoming 3,540 12.46 1.86 $10.26 $21,350
South Dakota 4,400 10.64 1.58 $9.90 $20,600



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 12,040 19.42 2.89 $16.86 $35,060
District of Columbia 4,420 6.54 0.97 $15.97 $33,220
New York 49,700 5.53 0.82 $15.19 $31,600
Nevada 25,820 20.94 3.12 $14.17 $29,470
Massachusetts 19,750 5.82 0.87 $13.42 $27,920




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 35,950 5.55 0.83 $16.84 $35,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 25,290 6.16 0.92 $12.64 $26,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 21,830 24.11 3.59 $14.99 $31,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 21,190 5.93 0.88 $12.44 $25,880
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 20,290 18.13 2.70 $10.27 $21,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,450 6.80 1.01 $12.55 $26,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,750 5.38 0.80 $9.46 $19,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,740 5.14 0.76 $9.32 $19,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,040 5.17 0.77 $9.56 $19,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 10,780 7.97 1.19 $11.56 $24,050