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The Essential Housekeeper Salary Guide for 2023

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If you’re looking to hire a housekeeper (also referred to as a maid or house cleaner) to join your team, you probably have some questions about what to pay them. To help you, we’ve put together the essential housekeeper salary guide with up-to-date, crowdsourced data courtesy of Payscale. Below, you will find housekeeper salary information based on national averages, years of experience, and geographic location.

How much do housekeepers make in the United States?

There are a few factors that will affect the salary you pay your housekeepers. Things to ask yourself include:

  • How much does a housekeeper earn on average in the U.S.?
  • How much do housekeepers make in the state where they live?
  • How much experience does the housekeeper that you’re looking to hire have?
  • How much does an entry-level housekeeper make compared to an experienced housekeeper?
  • Housekeepers earn $29,991 per year on average
  • A housekeeper’s rate is $12 per hour on average
  • Entry-level housekeepers earn $27,396 per year on average
  • Experienced housekeepers earn $34,401 per year on average

Average Housekeeper Salary in the U.S.

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To help you better understand how to determine what you pay your employees, we have provided a detailed breakdown of housekeeper salaries by state and by years of experience.

Use this information to ensure you are paying fair wages in your state to help attract and retain top performers.

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State-by-state average housekeeper salaries

Where your housekeeper works will affect their average income. To illustrate, housekeepers working in California earn $33,525, whereas housekeepers earn $24,007 in Texas and $26,726 in Florida.

Average Salary by State (USD)

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  • $32,200-$35,199
  • $29,400-$32,199
  • $26,600-$29,399
  • $23,800-$26,599
  • $21,000-$23,799

Housekeeper salary by years of experience

Housekeepers’ salaries increase as they earn experience. To illustrate this, the average house housekeeper salary for someone with less than 1 year of experience is $26,281, whereas a housekeeper with 11+ years of experience earns $35,299 on average.

Additionally, self-employed house cleaners set their own rates. You can use the data in the chart to get an idea of what a reasonable self-employed house cleaner salary is based on years of experience.

Here are national averages based on their levels of experience.

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