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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,370
25th Percentile Wage
$18,960
50th Percentile Wage
$21,820
75th Percentile Wage
$26,370
90th Percentile Wage
$34,430

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 $34,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,370. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 98% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of maids and housekeeping cleaners from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201621,8204.95%10.31%
201520,7402.99%-
201420,1201.69%-
201319,7801.06%-
201219,570--

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 information sector with an annual salary $24,430. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $18,530).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$24,430
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$24,330
Educational Services
$24,150
Manufacturing
$24,080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,630
Finance and Insurance
$23,370
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,280
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,190
Transportation and Warehousing
$22,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$22,740
Federal, State, and Local Government
$22,730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,530
Retail Trade
$22,370
Wholesale Trade
$22,290
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,080
Accommodation and Food Services
$21,000
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,830
Mining
$19,200
Construction
$18,530

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 $18,200 to $37,180. The highest paying state for maids and housekeeping cleaners is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $37,180. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,200. 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
$37,180
District of Columbia
$35,040
Nevada
$32,980
Massachusetts
$28,260
New York
$27,430
Alaska
$26,200
California
$24,630
Washington
$24,130
North Dakota
$24,090
Connecticut
$23,900
New Jersey
$23,880
Minnesota
$23,560
Vermont
$23,490
Rhode Island
$23,380
Oregon
$23,370
Maryland
$22,950
Illinois
$22,670
Delaware
$22,510
Colorado
$22,260
Michigan
$21,980
Virgin Islands
$21,930
New Hampshire
$21,900
Wyoming
$21,890
Montana
$21,640
Pennsylvania
$21,580
Utah
$21,450
Iowa
$21,150
Maine
$21,150
Virginia
$21,010
Arizona
$20,920
Florida
$20,830
Wisconsin
$20,790
Nebraska
$20,530
Idaho
$20,320
Ohio
$20,250
Missouri
$20,180
South Dakota
$20,050
Indiana
$19,840
Tennessee
$19,840
Kansas
$19,770
West Virginia
$19,560
New Mexico
$19,370
North Carolina
$19,330
Texas
$19,080
Kentucky
$19,060
Oklahoma
$18,860
Georgia
$18,840
South Carolina
$18,800
Louisiana
$18,770
Arkansas
$18,710
Guam
$18,710
Alabama
$18,520
Mississippi
$18,290
Puerto Rico
$18,200


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