|Quick Facts: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners|
|2010 Median Pay||
$19,300 per year
$9.28 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Less than high school|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||1,427,300|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||8% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||111,600|
Maids and housekeeping cleaners do general cleaning tasks, including making beds and vacuuming halls, in private homes and commercial establishments.
Most maids and housekeeping cleaners work full time. Part-time maids and cleaners often work weekends and evenings, particularly those who work at hotels and hospitals. The work can be physically demanding.
There are no formal training or education requirements. Most workers learn on the job.
The median annual wage of maids and housekeeping cleaners was $19,300 in May 2010.
Employment of maids and housekeeping cleaners is expected to grow 8 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite slower than average employment growth, job opportunities are expected to be good overall, and more favorable for those who have some experience.
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