Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
922,660 0.8 % $11.84 $24,630 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.52 $9.41 $10.99 $13.21 $16.87
Annual Wage (2) $17,720 $19,580 $22,860 $27,470 $35,080


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 459,220 23.45 $11.74 $24,420
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 106,260 5.04 $11.24 $23,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 102,700 1.87 $13.20 $27,450
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 68,840 4.25 $11.21 $23,310
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 44,430 4.87 $11.42 $23,740

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 459,220 23.45 $11.74 $24,420
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,750 23.31 $12.36 $25,710
Facilities Support Services 9,130 5.82 $11.29 $23,480
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 106,260 5.04 $11.24 $23,380
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 2,820 5.00 $11.00 $22,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Crop Production (8) (8) $27.96 $58,160
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 80 0.15 $18.30 $38,070
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 140 0.02 $16.88 $35,100
Grantmaking and Giving Services 80 0.06 $16.18 $33,650
Offices of Dentists 270 0.03 $14.90 $30,990


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 98,270 5.89 0.91 $13.88 $28,870
Florida 81,500 9.68 1.50 $10.82 $22,510
Texas 73,490 6.18 0.95 $9.99 $20,780
New York 48,780 5.30 0.82 $16.38 $34,070
Pennsylvania 33,010 5.71 0.88 $11.12 $23,120




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 26,250 20.03 3.10 $14.16 $29,460
Hawaii 12,400 19.59 3.03 $18.41 $38,290
Montana 6,350 13.77 2.13 $11.73 $24,400
Wyoming 3,350 12.49 1.93 $11.79 $24,520
South Dakota 4,310 10.26 1.59 $10.71 $22,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 12,400 19.59 3.03 $18.41 $38,290
District of Columbia 4,120 5.81 0.90 $17.75 $36,930
New York 48,780 5.30 0.82 $16.38 $34,070
Massachusetts 18,790 5.32 0.82 $15.25 $31,720
Nevada 26,250 20.03 3.10 $14.16 $29,460



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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 37,240 5.56 0.86 $17.63 $36,670
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 22,430 23.30 3.60 $14.83 $30,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 22,310 5.03 0.78 $13.21 $27,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 19,770 5.40 0.83 $13.84 $28,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 19,010 6.49 1.00 $9.96 $20,730
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 18,840 15.58 2.41 $10.99 $22,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,620 5.80 0.90 $13.60 $28,290
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 12,300 10.80 1.67 $10.77 $22,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,420 4.58 0.71 $10.22 $21,260
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 10,970 7.65 1.18 $13.44 $27,950


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1)