Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
924,640 0.8 % $11.46 $23,830 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.35 $9.11 $10.49 $12.68 $16.55
Annual Wage (2) $17,370 $18,960 $21,820 $26,370 $34,430


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 452,620 23.55 $11.37 $23,650
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 115,040 5.54 $10.79 $22,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 102,560 1.90 $12.74 $26,490
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 69,330 4.22 $10.96 $22,790
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 42,950 4.83 $10.98 $22,850

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 452,620 23.55 $11.37 $23,650
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,530 20.69 $11.34 $23,580
Facilities Support Services 8,410 5.65 $10.68 $22,210
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 115,040 5.54 $10.79 $22,440
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 42,950 4.83 $10.98 $22,850

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 0.08 $17.24 $35,850
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $16.67 $34,660
Grantmaking and Giving Services 80 0.06 $16.04 $33,360
Other Financial Investment Activities 160 0.04 $15.89 $33,040
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 2,920 0.97 $15.63 $32,520


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 99,000 6.20 0.94 $13.49 $28,070
Florida 82,510 10.03 1.52 $10.50 $21,830
Texas 68,440 5.83 0.88 $9.66 $20,100
New York 50,790 5.58 0.85 $15.88 $33,020
Illinois 33,390 5.66 0.86 $12.01 $24,980




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 26,320 20.71 3.14 $14.47 $30,100
Hawaii 11,930 18.87 2.86 $17.71 $36,830
Montana 6,220 13.68 2.08 $11.41 $23,730
Wyoming 3,260 11.79 1.79 $10.77 $22,390
South Dakota 4,420 10.58 1.61 $10.21 $21,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 11,930 18.87 2.86 $17.71 $36,830
District of Columbia 4,250 6.05 0.92 $16.72 $34,780
New York 50,790 5.58 0.85 $15.88 $33,020
Massachusetts 18,530 5.36 0.81 $14.49 $30,130
Nevada 26,320 20.71 3.14 $14.47 $30,100





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 38,530 5.85 0.89 $17.27 $35,910
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 22,390 23.94 3.63 $15.26 $31,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 22,170 5.25 0.80 $13.05 $27,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 21,000 5.77 0.88 $12.81 $26,650
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 19,660 16.80 2.55 $10.78 $22,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,310 5.90 0.90 $9.62 $20,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,270 5.73 0.87 $13.32 $27,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,940 4.67 0.71 $9.56 $19,880
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 11,540 10.25 1.56 $10.64 $22,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,330 4.66 0.71 $9.92 $20,640