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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Is currently seeking compassionate, qualified applicants for the following positions: Cook Part-time Two shifts per week (Noon to 8:30pm) Every other weekend and holiday Housekeeping/Laundry Assistant Full-time day shift Every other weekend and holiday Registered Nurse Full-time Evening Shift (2pm - 10pm) Full-time Night Shift (6pm - 6am) Every other weekend and holiday Certified Nurse Aides Part ...
Maintenance / Housekeeping Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If yo...
Maintenance / Housekeeping Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If yo...
Maintenance / Housekeeping Drive your Future! Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for Professional drivers. Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. With over 350 restaurants, we are one of the largest restaurant franchisees in America. We serve our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If yo...
Microtel Inn & Suites Want to join a Winning Team? We are looking for the Best of the Best. FULL & PART TIME Housekeeping & Part-Time Breakfast Hostess APPLY AT: Microtel Inn and Suites 85 Fort Henry Road Triadelphia, WV EOE provided by The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register...
**NOW HIRING** ALL POSITIONS! ECONO LODGE INN & SUITES Exit 11 Dallas Pike. Looking for smiling faces Apply in person. No Phone Calls Please. provided by The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register...
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....
Description Safely performs a variety of cleaning tasks to ensure sanitation of the hospital. Reports to the Facility Services Coordinator and the Director of Facility Services. Qualifications Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to safely perform a wide variety of cleaning tasks throughout the hospital. One year work experience in a health care facility or hotel environment preferred. ...
Changing the world one resident at a time! Sterling Pavilion is currently seeking caring, energetic, responsible individuals to work in the following departments: *Activities *CNA, RN/LPN *Dietary *Housekeeping/laundry There are Full and Part time positions available! Must be reliable, be able to multitask, and pass a physical, drug screen and background check! If you would like to join our ca...
Staff Management SMX, the country's leading provider of on-premise staffing and management solutions, has openings for an Experienced Maintenance Associate at our premier client’s site in Secaucus. Immediate Openings for a Maintenance Associates: Associates will clean and maintain company facility using various hand implements such as brooms, dust mops, and powered equipment to include shop vac...
LOOK! Multi-Positions MAINTENANCE / HOUSEMAN Seeking reliable persons w/Trouble Shooting and Guest Service Skills FT/PT/ w/flex hours. Trans, tools, phone provided $12-$15 per DOE HOUSEKEEPING Flexible hours, Teams OK, Great Piece Rate, Benefits + Bonus Espanol Bienvenidos! Please apply to: Ski Country Resorts 213 N. Main Street Breckenridge...
Housekeeping Room Inspector, QA / QC Inspector - Upscale Cherry Creek Hotel, catering to high-end clientele, seeks 5 experiencedHousekeeping Room Inspectors to be responsible for ensuring quality control of the hotel’s guest rooms and that they meet the high-quality standards of the brand. You will also be coaching housekeepers, and showing them how to maintain your assigned floors. These full-ti...
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 STNAs! Apply today or attend our hiring event: ...
Housekeeping Assistant We are looking for candidates who take pride in their work and are looking for a rewarding position in a friendly working environment. Currently we have a full time and part time position available. Both positions include rotation in the holiday and weekend schedule. Candidates should have previous housekeeping experience, preferably in the healthcare field. "Childcare Reimb...
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Regional Director of Maintenance, Housekeeping and Laundry Operations - North Carolina We are 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, servi...
Long Term Exp preferred. HOUSEKEEPING LAUNDRY & C.N.A. Apply in person at Lakewood Center 14716 S. Eastern Ave, Plainfield, IL 60544 Posting provided by:...
EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT: HOUSEKEEPING & LAUNDRY As a housekeeping & laundry management person, you will learn the operation of our business from the ground up. Working side by side with one of our district training managers, you will get your hands on experience as well as an awareness of our company culture and business philosophy. This paid training program extends for 90 days and will prepare e...
Day Shift, Full Time HOUSEKEEPING POSITION Apply in person at: Liberty Village, 200 Liberty Place, Tomah, WI No phone calls please....
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 Full-Time and Part-Time Opportunities Variety of Sign-on Bonuses Available! Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of something NEW! For more inf...
Operations Manager - Housekeeping We are seeking a full-time salaried Operations Manager to work in Chicago, Illinois. The Operations Manager will supervise Site Supervisors and Team Leaders in the Janitorial Department, ensuring all cleaning responsibilities are performed according to policies, procedures and work instructions and ensuring all safety procedures are followed. Duties Prepare an...

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Hospitality Career Tools

Housekeeping Services Director

Salaries

$24,960.00 - $72,500.00
Typical Salary for Housekeeping Services Director
(45 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Associates
28.1%
Some College Coursework Completed
21.9%
Bachelor's
21.9%
High School
18.8%
Some High School Coursework
3.1%
Vocational
3.1%
Master's
3.1%
(32 Respondents)
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