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Maids and Housekeeping Cleaner Salary Information

The salary statistics of maids and housekeeping cleaners are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of maids and housekeeping cleaners within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The maids and housekeeping cleaners annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Maids and Housekeeping Cleaner Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,720
25th Percentile Wage
$19,580
50th Percentile Wage
$22,860
75th Percentile Wage
$27,470
90th Percentile Wage
$35,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for maids and housekeeping cleaners. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) maids and housekeeping cleaners is $35,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,720. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 97% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of maids and housekeeping cleaners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$22,860
4.55% 14.39%
2016
$21,820
4.95% -
2015
$20,740
2.99% -
2014
$20,120
1.69% -
2013
$19,780
1.06% -
2012
$19,570
- -

Table 2. Maids and Housekeeping Cleaner Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of maids and housekeeping cleaners in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for maids and housekeeping cleaners occupations is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector with an annual salary $37,040. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $19,400).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$37,040
Manufacturing
$25,180
Educational Services
$25,010
Finance and Insurance
$24,850
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,840
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,900
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,890
Transportation and Warehousing
$23,830
Information
$23,710
Federal, State, and Local Government
$23,280
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$23,090
Wholesale Trade
$22,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,460
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,280
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,150
Retail Trade
$21,430
Mining
$21,380
Construction
$19,400

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners by States

From the above tables we note that not only maids and housekeeping cleaners salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of maids and housekeeping cleaners in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,540 to $38,820. The highest paying state for maids and housekeeping cleaners is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $38,820. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,540. For more salary information of maids and housekeeping cleaners profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$38,820
District of Columbia
$37,430
Nevada
$31,860
Massachusetts
$29,890
New York
$28,130
Alaska
$27,240
California
$25,630
Washington
$25,410
Virgin Islands
$25,310
Rhode Island
$25,140
Connecticut
$25,110
North Dakota
$24,780
Minnesota
$24,500
New Jersey
$24,470
Vermont
$24,340
Illinois
$24,080
Colorado
$24,050
Oregon
$24,050
Wyoming
$23,820
Maryland
$23,490
Utah
$23,300
New Hampshire
$22,730
Michigan
$22,670
Arizona
$22,620
Maine
$22,410
Montana
$22,380
Delaware
$22,330
Pennsylvania
$22,160
Iowa
$21,740
Nebraska
$21,530
Florida
$21,490
South Dakota
$21,490
Wisconsin
$21,460
Missouri
$21,310
Virginia
$21,210
Ohio
$21,070
Indiana
$20,740
Kansas
$20,510
Tennessee
$20,420
New Mexico
$20,230
Idaho
$20,110
West Virginia
$20,040
Kentucky
$20,040
North Carolina
$20,040
Texas
$19,690
Oklahoma
$19,290
Arkansas
$19,220
Georgia
$19,210
South Carolina
$19,210
Guam
$19,000
Louisiana
$18,980
Alabama
$18,770
Mississippi
$18,750
Puerto Rico
$18,540



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