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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
924,290 0.8 % $12.30 $25,570 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.72 $9.78 $11.43 $13.77 $17.40
Annual Wage (2) $18,140 $20,340 $23,770 $28,630 $36,190


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 466,660 23.33 $12.19 $25,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 99,600 1.80 $13.90 $28,910
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 98,070 4.57 $11.63 $24,190
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 70,690 4.39 $11.60 $24,120
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 45,370 4.88 $11.80 $24,550

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 466,660 23.33 $12.19 $25,350
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,680 22.40 $13.31 $27,690
Facilities Support Services 9,180 5.92 $11.76 $24,460
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 2,880 4.94 $11.51 $23,940
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 45,370 4.88 $11.80 $24,550

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 40 0.09 $24.98 $51,960
Grantmaking and Giving Services 90 0.06 $16.20 $33,700
Beverage Manufacturing 80 0.03 $15.36 $31,940
Outpatient Care Centers 2,840 0.31 $15.30 $31,830
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities (8) (8) $14.93 $31,040


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 99,080 5.83 0.91 $14.59 $30,340
Florida 80,900 9.40 1.47 $11.20 $23,300
Texas 74,920 6.18 0.97 $10.37 $21,570
New York 48,460 5.16 0.81 $17.18 $35,730
Illinois 32,570 5.44 0.85 $12.98 $27,000




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 13,420 20.92 3.28 $18.32 $38,100
Nevada 25,620 19.02 2.98 $14.86 $30,900
Montana 6,500 14.02 2.20 $12.22 $25,420
Wyoming 3,360 12.49 1.96 $12.03 $25,020
South Dakota 4,170 9.89 1.55 $11.04 $22,970




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 4,940 6.93 1.09 $19.40 $40,340
Hawaii 13,420 20.92 3.28 $18.32 $38,100
New York 48,460 5.16 0.81 $17.18 $35,730
Massachusetts 18,850 5.28 0.83 $15.48 $32,200
Nevada 25,620 19.02 2.98 $14.86 $30,900





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 46,610 4.91 0.77 $17.35 $36,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 32,000 5.23 0.82 $13.95 $29,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 24,130 9.31 1.46 $11.38 $23,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 23,910 5.15 0.81 $13.62 $28,330
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 21,980 22.27 3.49 $15.50 $32,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 20,110 6.74 1.06 $10.15 $21,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 18,840 6.01 0.94 $14.36 $29,870
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 18,230 14.50 2.27 $11.18 $23,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 17,130 4.80 0.75 $11.01 $22,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 14,080 5.82 0.91 $18.04 $37,510