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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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Job Fair You have goals. We have opportunities. Come Work for a 5 Star-Rated Facility Brooksby Village is a lively retirement community with over 1600 residents nestled in a beautiful 90 acre campus conveniently located off Route 114 in Peabody. Our community is composed of over 800 employees in such fields as Security, Housekeeping, Customer Service and more. In addition to a great work environme...
Tuscany Village Work with the best. At Tuscany Village of Pearland, our team is passionate about getting seniors back to living through quality clinical and rehabilitation services. Housekeeping Weekend Supervisor 8am-6pm Saturday-Sunday Paid vacation and holiday pay Apply in person at 2750 Miller Ranch Rd., Pearland, TX 77584, email ***** or Fax 713-770-5301. EOE www.barcelocar...
POSITION SUMMARY Housekeeping and Linen Manager will hire, manage, train, and oversee quality control within the department. Responsibilities will include hands-on training of housekeepers and property inspectors according to Tybee Vacation Rentals standards, processes, and procedures. Additionally, this individual will manage the laundry department, linen facility, linen processors and runners, ...
Please come grow with us! Tomah Nursing & Rehab is accepting applications for: Nurses - full time PM/NOC Certified Nursing Assistants PM/NOC PRN Cook/Aide PRN Housekeeping Apply in person: Deana Westby, Administrator David Middleton, Director of Nursing 1505 Butts Avenue., Tomah, WI 54660 • 608-372-3241 EOE: M/W/VETS/DISABLED...
General Prestigious Private Country Club in Ligonier, PA is seeking part-time employees for the Housekeeping Department Position requires the ability to clean and attend to several areas of the club with the flexibility to work variable shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays. Please fax responses to: 724-238-7514 or email to: ***** and specify: "Housekeeping Departmen...
Houseman / Runner position available. Must be able to lift over 50 lbs., walk and stand for long periods of time. Weekends required as well as a flexible schedule. Go getting attitude and self starter. Responsibilities include but are not limited to picking up trash, linen (dirty and clean), delivering items, driving golf carts (must be 21 or older), cleaning buildings including vacuuming, sweepin...
*TOP JOB* HOUSEKEEPING Front Desk/Breakfast Bar Apply Within 681 Flowing Spring Road Ranson, WV 25438 (304) 725-1330 provided by The Martinsburg Journal...
Description : SUMMARY: Responsible for the general cleanliness of the following areas at the Medical Facilities: Administrative areas, ancillary support areas, rest rooms, and all other areas requiring Environmental Services support. The routine work of this employee, depending upon area of assignment, consists of sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, wiping, surface cleaning all floors, walls, ...
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...
HIRING FOR OUR SPRING SEASON! * Maintenance Tech * Conference Set-Up * Housekeeping * Houseman Competitive wages, benefit package and a FUN, People First Place to work! Please apply in person: Onalaska 3060 So. Kinney Coulee Rd....
ONLY CANDIDATES WITH A MINIMUM OF 2-5 YEARS HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED 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 ...
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....
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...
• FT Breakfast • FT Laundry • 2FT House- keeping Great Benefits Available! Apply within Country Suites by Carlson 3205 North 14th St. Bismarck ND, 58503...
Food Service Worker It takes a variety of caring people with many kinds of skills to provide 24/7 care for patients and their families. If you want a job where you are truly valued and can make a difference – Littleton Adventist Hospital has an opening for a nutrition services professional to work as needed. A high school diploma/GED, food service experience and ability to read, write and speak ...
Navy Lodge (Hotel) Coronado is currently hiringHospitality Professionals to work at a beautiful beachfront property. Current openings for Guest Service Agents, Room Attendants, Public Space Cleaners, Breakfast Attendants and Security Guards. Applicants must be available to work standard hotel days and hours which includes holidays and weekends. Limited schedules not available. Apply online at w...
Work in accordance with established policies and procedures and/or specific instructions from the Facilities Manager/Housekeeping Manager. Responsible for ensuring the clean, sanitary and presentable appearance of the buildings. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. · Prepares daily assignments, schedules to include established routine duties...
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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The JANITOR performs a variety of heavy cleaning tasks to maintain patient rooms, offices, hallways and other assigned areas of the hospital. They perform cleaning and floor refinishing functions following established protocols to achieve quality standards and facility objectives; operate a variety of floor care equipment and other necessary tools, products and supplies; and gather and dispose of ...
Performs floor cleaning and special project cleaning throughout the facility as assigned or scheduled. Transports and removes from facility standard waste (trash), regulated medical waste and soiled linen. May perform general cleaning functions as assigned. These functions are completed following prescribed methods and established schedules. Major Duties: Meets organizational expectations as defin...

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