Housekeeping Jobs

Housekeeping Job Overview

Housekeepers are sometimes overlooked, but the role they play in the hospitality industry makes them indispensable. They often work in hotels or resorts, but hospitals and private homeowners also employ them.

On an average day, a housekeeper may perform any of the following duties:

  • Change sheets and make beds.
  • Vacuum rugs and carpets.
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Dust and polish various surfaces.
  • Empty trash cans and properly dispose of trash in a dumpster.
  • Clean hallways and other common areas.
  • Replenish supplies, such as soap and towels, in rooms.
Depending on the size of an establishment and changing circumstances, management may ask housekeepers to carry out other tasks, such as helping guests with luggage, running to the grocery store, or picking up dry cleaning.

Housekeeping Job Education Requirements

Housekeeping consists mainly of physical labor and does not require special skills, so most employers do not require housekeepers to have a formal education. Training takes place primarily on the job.

While housekeepers do not need any official certifications, they do need some specific qualities. Successful housekeepers maintain a positive attitude and have interpersonal skills. In a hospital or hotel, they represent the facility for which they work, so smiling at guests and patients and greeting them is an important way for housekeepers to help the facility give a good impression. Attention to detail is also key; a hair left in a bathtub or a smudge on the mirror can lead to disgruntled guests.

Housekeeping Job Market

Those seeking a job in housekeeping have favorable prospects. As demands increase on the healthcare industry, hospitals will need more housekeepers to keep their facilities sanitary and in good order. Hotels, another major employer of housekeepers, are usually looking to build their housekeeping teams. Many people leave housekeeping positions every year, giving rise to even more opportunities for job seekers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth for housekeepers is average.

Housekeeping Job Salary Information

Full-time housekeepers make a median wage of around $20,000 a year, with an average hourly rate of $9.41. Wages can vary widely; housekeepers who work in high-end resorts may earn more per hour and receive more tips from guests. Housekeepers in hospitals tend to earn slightly more than the average wage for housekeepers in general.

A talented housekeeper can advance and become a Hotel Housekeeping Team Leader or a Hotel Housekeeping Supervisor. These positions generally offer higher pay and greater responsibility.


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Parlier, CA, 93648
Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs. - Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them and floor buffer; floor waxing. - Gather and empty trash. - Service, clean, and supply ...
Chicago, IL, 60290
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
Columbus, OH, 43215
Join us at our new facility Heartland of Dublin has immediate openings for enthusiastic and high-quality individuals to be part of our state-of-the-art skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility! Join our growing team! Dietary Aides, Housekeeping STNAs, RNs Full-time and Part-time Opportunities Variety of Sign-on Bonuses Available! New Wage Scale for Dietary Aides and Housekeeping! Apply today or...
Columbus, OH, 43215
Job Fair Wednesday, January 14 2015 from 10a-4p at our Whetstone Gardens Location For STNA's, RN's, Housekeeping & Laundry Staff Whetstone Gardens & Care Center 3710 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43214 614-457-1100 New Albany Gardens & Care Center 5691 Thompson Road Columbus, Ohio 43230 614-855-8866 Mill Run Gardens & Care Center 3399 Mill Run Drive Hilliard, Ohio 43026 614-527-3000 Pickaway...
Anderson, IN, 46012
Community long term CARE, a Part of Community Hospital, Anderson, currently accepting applications for: Community Parkview Health & Living 2300 Parkview Lane, Elwood 765-552-9884 Housekeeping --------------------------- Summit Convalescent Center 701 S. Main Street, Summitville, 765-536-2261 C.N.A. - Evenings & Weekends The following applicants should apply at the facility. It is ...
The Sleep Inn & Suites in Devils Lake is NOW HIRING the following positions: Part Time Housekeeping & Part Time Front Desk. Willing to train the right people with proven work history. MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION. Apply in person at 1413 Hwy 2 East, Devils Lake....
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
JOB OVERVIEW Clean guest rooms as assigned, ensuring the hotel's established standards of cleanliness. Responsible for reporting any maintenance deficiencies and handling guest requests or complaints. Ensures the confidentiality and security of all guest rooms. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards. Maintai...
Marco Island, FL, 34145
Marco High Rise * Building Attendant Combo Security Light Housekeeping 32 to 40 Hours/week Nights and Weekends Typical Shift 4pm to 12am Benefits avail 90 days Retirees welcome to apply. Email ***** Posting provided by:...
Portland, ME, 04101
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
West Salem, WI, 54669
HOUSEKEEPING - Part-time, includes every other weekend. Apply at Mulder Health Care, 713 North Leonard St. West Salem...
Bismarck, NE, 58501
Staybridge Suites Now Hiring Full time and Part time FT/PT House keeping/Laundry PT 3-11pm Desk PT Kitchen Prep Apply in person at 2801 Gateway Ave., Bismark, ND 58503...
Ashtabula County Nursing & Rehab Center Director of Social Service Full Time Our skilled nursing facility is looking for a dependable individual with a bachelor's degree in social work or human services field including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling and psychology. Will train the most qualified individual. LPN's & STNA's 12 Hour Shifts Full Time ...
Residence Inn & Courtyard by Marriottare hiring for the following positions: * Housekeepers* Guest Service Representative* Sales Coordinator* Bistro Counter Person* Night Auditors All positions are Part Time to possible Full Time Residence Inn2779 Fairfield Commons BlvdBeavercreek, OH 45431 Courtyard2777 Fairfield Commons BlvdBeavercreek, OH 45431 First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newsp...
Pigeon Forge, TN, 37868
Job Description HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER Job Description: Serves customers by providing housekeeping services; directing staff. Qualified candidates have 2-5 years of management experience. The Housekeeping Manager is responsible for managing a 20-30 person team. Duties: * Accomplishes housekeeping strategies by determining accountability; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedu...
Company Confidential Clearwater, FL, 33762
JOB TITLE: Housekeeping Supervisor POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for leading the housekeeping staff to continuous quality improvement; inspect rooms for assurance of the service and quality standards to ensure guest satisfaction. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS  Supervise the operations of housekeeping and laundry areas to ensure the achievement of productivity and quality service sta...
Hickory, NC, 28601
Surface Logic is actively recruiting for an experienced Regional Director of Maintenance, Housekeeping and Laundry Operations to join our business growth in North Carolina. This Regional Director is primarily responsible for oversight and management for all maintenance and housekeeping associates within the region, servicing multiple assisted living client facilities throughout North Carolina. The...
Vail, CO, 81657
SANDSTONE CREEK CLUB Saturday Housekeeping Help Must apply in person between 8 & 3 Monday through Friday. We E-Verify Sandstone Creek Club 1020 Vail View Drive 970.476.4405 ask for Cindy or Laurie....
Company Confidential Denver, CO, 80112
HOUSEKEEPING NO HOLIDAYS NIGHTS or WEEKENDS Weekly pay. Car/ins. req'd. Merry Maids SE, 303-790-1900...
Bismarck, ND, 58501
Comfort Inn & Comfort Suites Now hiring the following: • FT/PT Housekeeping •FT Front Desk Great Benefits Available! Apply in person at: Comfort Inn 1030 E. Interstate Ave. between 9am-3pm. EOE...
Farmington, MO, 63640
Tradition Inn Front Desk Clerk and Housekeeping Apply in person: 4630 Flat River Road Farmington, MO 63640 EOE & Drug Free Employer...

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