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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
795,590 1.0 % $ 13.47 $ 28,010 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.31 $ 10.69 $ 12.61 $ 15.06 $ 18.82
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,370 $ 22,230 $ 26,220 $ 31,320 $ 39,140


Industry profile for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners: Top

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 355,930 23.48 $ 13.18 $ 27,420
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 95,360 4.48 $ 13.12 $ 27,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 92,630 1.66 $ 15.38 $ 32,000
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 68,850 4.49 $ 12.65 $ 26,310
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 46,020 4.89 $ 13.03 $ 27,100

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 355,930 23.48 $ 13.18 $ 27,420
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,020 20.17 $ 13.36 $ 27,800
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 2,770 5.47 $ 12.59 $ 26,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 46,020 4.89 $ 13.03 $ 27,100
Facilities Support Services 7,260 4.51 $ 13.32 $ 27,710

Top paying industries for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30 0.06 $ 25.38 $ 52,790
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 50 0.15 $ 23.37 $ 48,610
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $ 22.99 $ 47,830
Outpatient Care Centers 3,380 0.35 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
Insurance Carriers 30 (7) $ 18.44 $ 38,350


Geographic profile for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners: Top

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.





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 90,480 5.51 0.96 $ 17.10 $ 35,560
Florida 67,530 8.00 1.40 $ 11.92 $ 24,790
Texas 66,180 5.47 0.96 $ 11.34 $ 23,580
New York 39,570 4.55 0.80 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
North Carolina 28,470 6.64 1.16 $ 11.77 $ 24,480




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)
Hawaii 9,930 17.31 3.03 $ 19.04 $ 39,600
Nevada 17,890 14.31 2.50 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Montana 5,080 11.14 1.95 $ 12.54 $ 26,070
Wyoming 2,750 10.49 1.83 $ 12.76 $ 26,540
South Dakota 3,890 9.47 1.66 $ 11.43 $ 23,770




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)
District of Columbia 5,300 7.71 1.35 $ 19.49 $ 40,540
Hawaii 9,930 17.31 3.03 $ 19.04 $ 39,600
New York 39,570 4.55 0.80 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
California 90,480 5.51 0.96 $ 17.10 $ 35,560
Massachusetts 16,240 4.85 0.85 $ 16.19 $ 33,680





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 42,240 4.78 0.84 $ 18.17 $ 37,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 29,600 5.08 0.89 $ 16.19 $ 33,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 19,670 4.51 0.79 $ 14.09 $ 29,300
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 18,780 7.49 1.31 $ 11.96 $ 24,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 17,530 5.80 1.01 $ 15.44 $ 32,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 16,890 4.71 0.82 $ 12.05 $ 25,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,670 5.61 0.98 $ 11.44 $ 23,790
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 14,850 16.46 2.88 $ 15.89 $ 33,050
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 14,090 11.81 2.06 $ 11.93 $ 24,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 12,390 5.31 0.93 $ 21.46 $ 44,640




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 2,570 38.29 6.70 $ 19.07 $ 39,670
Flagstaff, AZ 1,220 21.46 3.75 $ 13.35 $ 27,770
Ocean City, NJ 660 19.00 3.32 $ 13.08 $ 27,210
Homosassa Springs, FL 530 17.50 3.06 $ 11.05 $ 22,980
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 2,700 17.46 3.05 $ 10.72 $ 22,290
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 14,850 16.46 2.88 $ 15.89 $ 33,050
East Stroudsburg, PA 810 16.40 2.87 $ 12.17 $ 25,310
Wenatchee, WA 730 16.10 2.81 $ 15.57 $ 32,380
Enid, OK 350 15.09 2.64 $ 9.97 $ 20,740
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,630 14.73 2.57 $ 12.66 $ 26,330