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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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...
Housekeeping & Food Service $400+Seasonal BONUS (Now-Oct 31) for working in food service or housekeeping! Work 3wks to 8mos; most FT jobs include lodging (no lease!) w/utilities, wifi, all meals, + $180 wk + $2/hr bonus. Live off property? Rate is $9/hr + $2/hour + 1 meal/shift. Must be 18. No drugs. Apply here: ymcarockiesjobs.org References required. Questions? Cindy 970-586-3341 x 1013 y...
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...
Attendant-Housekeeping We make stories like this possible every day. Whether were helping a budding chef create a favorite meal, or an anxious dad find a camera full of memories, we're proud to welcome our guests to a home away from home. Because at The Ritz-Carlton, we never forget that we are the heart of our house. The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, located at 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA,...
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**NOW HIRING!** GUEST SERVICE/ HOUSEKEEPING Prior hospitality experience a plus. Apply in person: 820 University Blvd. Steubenville, OH No Phone Calls Please provided by The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register...
Staybridge Suites Now Hiring Full time and Part time Front Desk AM/PM Night Audit Housekeeping F & B Host Laundry Maintenance Apply in person at 2801 Gateway Ave., Bismark, ND 58503...
Applications being accepted for a Front Desk / Night Audit and Housekeeping positions. Competitive wages, benefit package. Apply in person at: Comfort Inn 300 Harper Park Drive No phone calls please. This job listing brought to you by The Register Herald...
GREEN Turtle Bay Resort has immediate opening for seasonal housekeeping staff. If you want to be a part of this fun, energetic & productive team, apply in person Mon-Fri., 9A-4P at the GTB Accounting office....
newtoday.jpg Hospitality/Food Srv Now Hiring Housekeeping Front Desk Agents Apply at the Human Resources office, 4000 Sandestin Blvd So, Destin, FL 32550 850.267.9608, Email: hr@SandestinBeach Hilton.com EOE, DrugFree Workplace Web ID 34301600...
Details: The Housekeeping Houseperson is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the hotel. This person must have good communication skills as well as the ability to lift, pull and push a moderate weight. This is a fast paced position....
Details: Housekeeping Supervisor Duties; • Help in training and hiring of housekeeping staff • Supervise housekeeping staff while they are performing their duties • Set up all supply and laundry rooms • Maintain level of stock • View all unit types in building and understand amenities in building • Understand how everything operates in guest room. • Understand all health and safety issues ...
Details: The Executive Housekeeping Manager position will be responsible for ensuring that the highest levels of cleanliness and guest satisfaction are maintained throughout the hotel including sleeping rooms and public space. You must provide a positive work environment that promotes teamwork and maintains all IHG Franchise Brand Standards and Hotel Management Company policies and procedures. A...
Join our Team! Room Attendant Job Summary: Here’s your opportunity to “Work on the bright side®”! La Quinta Inns & Suites®, a leader in the hospitality industry, is searching for an individual who has an eye for cleanliness and takes pride in what they do. This position is primarily responsible for cleaning public areas, guest rooms and bathrooms. Other duties include stocking supply carts, room...
Homewood Suites by Hilton® - Denton is looking for outgoing associates with a passion for a fast paced work environment Competitive Wages, Insurance, Holidays and Vacation. Sales Coordinator Guest Service Agent Apply in person at 2907 Shoreline Drive, Denton, Texas, 76210 or online http://www.hospitalityonline.com /employers/245866...
Join our Team! Room Attendant Job Summary: Here’s your opportunity to “Work on the bright side®”! La Quinta Inns & Suites®, a leader in the hospitality industry, is searching for an individual who has an eye for cleanliness and takes pride in what they do. This position is primarily responsible for cleaning public areas, guest rooms and bathrooms. Other duties include stocking supply carts, room...
Join our Team! Room Attendant Job Summary: Here’s your opportunity to “Work on the bright side®”! La Quinta Inns & Suites®, a leader in the hospitality industry, is searching for an individual who has an eye for cleanliness and takes pride in what they do. This position is primarily responsible for cleaning public areas, guest rooms and bathrooms. Other duties include stocking supply carts, room...
Join our Team! 10555 Rieger Road Apply in Person. Room Attendant Job Summary: Here’s your opportunity to “Work on the bright side®”! La Quinta Inns & Suites®, a leader in the hospitality industry, is searching for an individual who has an eye for cleanliness and takes pride in what they do. This position is primarily responsible for cleaning public areas, guest rooms and bathrooms. Other dutie...
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati/Mason, OH 5325 Natorp Blvd. Mason, Ohio 45040 A room attendant with Homewood Suites by Hilton is responsible for cleaning guest rooms and responding to guest requests in the hotels continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Homewood Suites by Hilton exist...
Join our Team! Room Attendant Job Summary: Here’s your opportunity to “Work on the bright side®”! La Quinta Inns & Suites®, a leader in the hospitality industry, is searching for an individual who has an eye for cleanliness and takes pride in what they do. This position is primarily responsible for cleaning public areas, guest rooms and bathrooms. Other duties include stocking supply carts, room...
Join our Team! Room Attendant Job Summary: Here’s your opportunity to “Work on the bright side®”! La Quinta Inns & Suites®, a leader in the hospitality industry, is searching for an individual who has an eye for cleanliness and takes pride in what they do. This position is primarily responsible for cleaning public areas, guest rooms and bathrooms. Other duties include stocking supply carts, room...

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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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