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According to the BLS, housekeepers earned a median salary of $19,570, or approximately $9.41 per hour, in 2012. The best-paid earned about $30,980, while the lowest-paid earned less than $17,000. Areas of the industry that pay well include outpatient care centers and financial and business firms. Big cities also tend to compensate well – specifically, the metropolitan areas of New York, San Francisco and Honolulu.

Job Salary Year
2004 $18,660.00
2006 $19,760.00
2008 $21,250.00
2010 $21,780.00
2012 $21,820.00

Average Maid and Housekeeper Pay vs. All Social Services Jobs

With an average salary of $21,820 per year, housekeepers and maids don’t earn as much money as some other social services workers. For instance, security guards earn $27,240 per year, and a paralegal makes $50,220 per year. Maintenance and repair workers and janitors also make more than most maids.

Job Name Salary
Patrol Officer $55,270.00
Maintenance and Repair Worker $35,210.00
Security Guard $23,970.00
Hairdresser $22,700.00
Janitor $22,320.00
Maid and Housekeeper $19,570.00

Best Paying Cities for Maids and Housekeepers

The highest paid in the maid and housekeeper profession work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, San Francisco, and Honolulu. The Leominster, Massachusetts area also pays well, as does the city of Boston.

New York City

Average Salary: $35,620 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maid and housekeeper working in New York City is $35,620, which is $16,050 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $33,200 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maid and housekeeper working in San Francisco is $33,200, which is $13,630 more than the average pay in the profession.

Honolulu

Average Salary: $31,330 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maid and housekeeper working in Honolulu is $31,330, which is $11,760 more than the average pay in the profession.

Leominster, Massachusetts

Average Salary: $30,190 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maid and housekeeper working in Leominster, Massachusetts is $30,190, which is $10,620 more than the average pay in the profession.

Boston

Average Salary: $30,110 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a maid and housekeeper working in Boston is $30,110, which is $10,540 more than the average pay in the profession.

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