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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
926,960 0.8 % $12.89 $26,810 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.98 $10.24 $11.95 $14.46 $18.22
Annual Wage (2) $18,680 $21,290 $24,850 $30,080 $37,900


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 467,270 22.76 $12.76 $26,540
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 100,490 4.58 $12.36 $25,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 95,050 1.70 $14.64 $30,460
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 71,480 4.46 $12.05 $25,060
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 46,480 4.91 $12.40 $25,790

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 467,270 22.76 $12.76 $26,540
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,580 22.11 $13.56 $28,210
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,160 5.34 $11.97 $24,890
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 46,480 4.91 $12.40 $25,790
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 100,490 4.58 $12.36 $25,710

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 50 0.09 $25.87 $53,810
Outpatient Care Centers 3,650 0.38 $17.57 $36,540
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 40 0.03 $17.09 $35,540
Grantmaking and Giving Services 80 0.05 $16.09 $33,480
Support Activities for Animal Production 150 0.49 $16.02 $33,330


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 101,370 5.83 0.92 $15.81 $32,890
Florida 80,000 9.10 1.44 $11.60 $24,130
Texas 76,040 6.12 0.97 $10.92 $22,710
New York 47,990 5.04 0.80 $18.05 $37,550
North Carolina 32,530 7.29 1.15 $11.06 $23,010




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 13,230 20.82 3.30 $18.63 $38,740
Nevada 25,140 18.05 2.86 $15.24 $31,710
Montana 5,800 12.40 1.96 $11.88 $24,710
Wyoming 3,190 11.66 1.85 $12.59 $26,180
South Dakota 4,450 10.47 1.66 $11.15 $23,180




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 5,910 8.17 1.30 $19.35 $40,240
Hawaii 13,230 20.82 3.30 $18.63 $38,740
New York 47,990 5.04 0.80 $18.05 $37,550
Massachusetts 19,580 5.41 0.86 $16.02 $33,320
California 101,370 5.83 0.92 $15.81 $32,890





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 48,070 4.98 0.79 $18.03 $37,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 33,680 5.40 0.86 $15.11 $31,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 23,130 4.95 0.78 $13.95 $29,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 22,770 8.62 1.37 $11.70 $24,340
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 21,570 21.15 3.35 $15.76 $32,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 20,080 6.58 1.04 $10.97 $22,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 20,070 6.31 1.00 $14.85 $30,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 19,000 14.71 2.33 $11.51 $23,950
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 17,920 4.90 0.78 $11.58 $24,080
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 15,200 6.15 0.97 $19.92 $41,430