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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NOW HIRING For Experienced Executive Housekeeping, Housekeeping & Laundry. Apply in person Hampton Inn (near I-4), 4420 N Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809...
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. ...
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. ...
HOUSEKEEPING AIDE Life Care Center of Littleton, Colorado Full-time position available. (EOE/M/F/V/D) Requirements Housekeeping experience in a health care setting is preferred. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Professional Development We understand that you want to succeed not only as a person but also as a professional. At Life Care Centers of America, we believe in providi...
Apply in person: Budget Inn 1806 McDonough St, Joliet. 815-730-8800 Posting provided by:...
Director of Environmental Services - Maintenance and Housekeeping We are currently recruiting a Director of Environmental Services to lead the housekeeping, laundry and maintenance teams at our health care facility. The Director of Environmental Services is responsible for directing housekeeping, laundry and maintenance staff in providing a safe, clean and comfortable home for our patients and em...
Day Shift, Full Time HOUSEKEEPING POSITION Apply in person at: Liberty Village, 200 Liberty Place, Tomah, WI No phone calls please....
Comfort Inn & Comfort Suites Now hiring the following: • FT/PT Housekeeping • PT Pool Attendants Great Benefits Available! Apply in person at: Comfort Inn 1030 E. Interstate Ave. between 9am-3pm. EOE...
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...
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 Now Hiring for Housekeeping Apply in person 210 N. Van Buren This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
4-5 days per week, Weekends & Weekdays. Day shift. Stop by anytime for application at: Chicagoland Motel 7225 W Ogden, Lyons. Call 708-447-7910 Posting provided by:...
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....
LOOK! Multi-Position SHUTTLE VAN DRIVERS Clean record required Salary plus tips HOUSEKEEPING Flexible hours, Teams OK, Great Piece Rate, Benefits + Bonus Espanol Bienvenidos! Please apply to: Ski Country Resorts 213 N. Main Street Breckenridge...
JOIN US AT OUR JOB FAIR Thursday, November 20th and Friday, November 21st , 2014 12pm - 4pm Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase 9975 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042 Seeking friendly and outgoing individuals with a passion to serve! Openings in the following positions: FRONT DESK HOUSEKEEPING BREAKFAST ATTENDANT NIGHT AUDITOR MAINTENANCE Our employees enjoy an excellent hourly wag...
HOUSEKEEPING AIDE Berkley Manor Care Center in Denver, Colorado PRN position available. (EOE/M/F/V/D) Requirements Housekeeping experience in a long-term care facility is preferred. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Professional Development We understand that you want to succeed not only as a person but also as a professional. At Life Care Centers of America, we believe in pro...
Description Key Accountabilities: Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of general areas of distribution center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sweep and buff floors; operate buffer/floor scrubbing machine; remove debris and trash from various areas throughout the distribution center; follow all Standard Operating Procedures and safety/security guidance; must be able to be t...
CROSSROADS CARE CENTER If you love to work in a warm, friendly & family like atmosphere, come in & see us! Certified Nursing Assistants Nurses - Full Time Housekeeping If interested, apply in person! 309 McHenry Avenue Woodstock, IL 60098 Telephone: 815-338-1700 Fax: 815-338-1765 Posting provided by:...

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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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