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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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...
Full-Time Housekeeping Position Full-Time Housekeeping Position The Simpson Meadows retirement community has a full-time opening for an experienced housekeeper. Primary tasks include cleaning resident apartments and common areas. Weekday hours with weekends and paid holidays off. Competitive wage rate, benefits and a pleasant working environment. Simpson Meadows is an Equal Employment Opportunit...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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 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:...
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...
HOUSEKEEPING - Part-time, includes every other weekend. Apply at Mulder Health Care, 713 North Leonard St. West Salem...
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...
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...

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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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