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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Industry profile for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Geographic profile for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

National estimates for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
723,430 1.2 % $ 14.22 $ 29,580 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.49 $ 11.29 $ 13.84 $ 14.89 $ 18.45
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,820 $ 23,470 $ 28,780 $ 30,960 $ 38,370


Industry profile for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 307,930 22.40 $ 13.58 $ 28,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 94,860 1.70 $ 16.82 $ 34,990
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 81,960 3.81 $ 14.03 $ 29,170
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 62,730 4.46 $ 13.18 $ 27,420
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 41,640 4.67 $ 13.66 $ 28,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 307,930 22.40 $ 13.58 $ 28,250
Rooming and Boarding Houses 1,730 19.33 $ 13.79 $ 28,690
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 2,850 5.13 $ 13.46 $ 28,000
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 41,640 4.67 $ 13.66 $ 28,400
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 62,730 4.46 $ 13.18 $ 27,420

Top paying industries for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 110 0.15 $ 24.38 $ 50,720
Other Investment Pools and Funds 80 0.60 $ 22.60 $ 47,010
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $ 22.46 $ 46,720
Outpatient Care Centers 4,280 0.43 $ 20.87 $ 43,410
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 80 0.27 $ 20.53 $ 42,710


Geographic profile for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

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



Map of employment of maids and housekeeping cleaners by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 86,860 5.25 1.02 $ 17.83 $ 37,080
Texas 62,480 5.11 1.00 $ 12.54 $ 26,090
Florida 55,110 6.40 1.25 $ 12.90 $ 26,830
New York 34,020 3.92 0.76 $ 19.37 $ 40,290
North Carolina 26,720 6.04 1.18 $ 12.47 $ 25,930


Map of location quotient of maids and housekeeping cleaners by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 15,850 12.30 2.39 $ 15.67 $ 32,600
Wyoming 2,860 10.98 2.14 $ 13.63 $ 28,340
Hawaii 6,000 10.94 2.13 $ 20.29 $ 42,200
Montana 5,130 10.90 2.12 $ 13.21 $ 27,490
South Dakota 3,860 9.17 1.79 $ 12.23 $ 25,440


Map of annual mean wages of maids and housekeeping cleaners by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 6,000 10.94 2.13 $ 20.29 $ 42,200
New York 34,020 3.92 0.76 $ 19.37 $ 40,290
District of Columbia 1,760 2.66 0.52 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
California 86,860 5.25 1.02 $ 17.83 $ 37,080
Massachusetts 12,710 3.74 0.73 $ 17.64 $ 36,700



Map of employment of maids and housekeeping cleaners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 33,650 3.88 0.76 $ 19.44 $ 40,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 27,950 4.89 0.95 $ 17.03 $ 35,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 16,710 4.66 0.91 $ 13.09 $ 27,230
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,490 3.66 0.71 $ 15.13 $ 31,460
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 15,110 6.16 1.20 $ 13.06 $ 27,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,400 4.97 0.97 $ 13.22 $ 27,500
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 12,850 13.99 2.72 $ 16.12 $ 33,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,260 4.18 0.81 $ 15.51 $ 32,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11,400 5.08 0.99 $ 21.43 $ 44,580
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 9,630 8.21 1.60 $ 13.37 $ 27,810


Map of location quotient of maids and housekeeping cleaners by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 1,670 26.08 5.08 $ 21.84 $ 45,430
Flagstaff, AZ 1,240 21.45 4.18 $ 14.72 $ 30,610
Ocean City, NJ 820 20.92 4.08 $ 13.73 $ 28,550
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,860 16.05 3.13 $ 14.51 $ 30,180
Rapid City, SD 940 14.10 2.75 $ 12.00 $ 24,960
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 2,280 14.04 2.73 $ 11.39 $ 23,700
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 12,850 13.99 2.72 $ 16.12 $ 33,530
Wenatchee, WA 630 13.42 2.61 $ 15.60 $ 32,440
Prescott, AZ 830 12.89 2.51 $ 14.55 $ 30,260
St. George, UT 910 12.11 2.36 $ 13.26 $ 27,570