Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
865,960 0.7 % $10.17 $21,150 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.68 $8.34 $9.28 $11.31 $14.19
Annual Wage (2) $15,980 $17,350 $19,300 $23,530 $29,510


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 403,890 24.16 $9.93 $20,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 113,550 2.20 $11.13 $23,150
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 88,830 5.03 $9.82 $20,420
Nursing Care Facilities 80,580 4.86 $9.97 $20,740
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 39,130 5.29 $9.90 $20,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 403,890 24.16 $9.93 $20,650
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,040 18.59 $10.39 $21,610
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 39,130 5.29 $9.90 $20,600
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 88,830 5.03 $9.82 $20,420
Nursing Care Facilities 80,580 4.86 $9.97 $20,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 420 0.13 $18.57 $38,620
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores (8) (8) $16.01 $33,290
Scientific Research and Development Services 180 0.03 $15.56 $32,350
Support Activities for Animal Production 30 0.13 $14.57 $30,310
Grantmaking and Giving Services 130 0.11 $14.41 $29,960


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 90,940 6.50 0.95 $10.98 $22,830
Florida 67,140 9.45 1.39 $9.33 $19,400
Texas 55,960 5.55 0.81 $8.79 $18,280
New York 49,110 5.89 0.86 $13.79 $28,680
Illinois 32,800 5.93 0.87 $10.53 $21,900




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 22,250 19.99 2.93 $12.43 $25,850
Hawaii 9,340 16.34 2.40 $14.27 $29,670
Wyoming 3,550 13.16 1.93 $9.58 $19,930
North Dakota 4,320 12.14 1.78 $9.17 $19,080
Montana 4,960 11.68 1.71 $9.20 $19,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 6,430 10.05 1.48 $14.44 $30,030
Hawaii 9,340 16.34 2.40 $14.27 $29,670
New York 49,110 5.89 0.86 $13.79 $28,680
Nevada 22,250 19.99 2.93 $12.43 $25,850
Massachusetts 14,490 4.65 0.68 $12.40 $25,780

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 30,230 6.07 0.89 $15.61 $32,480
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 20,570 5.81 0.85 $11.05 $22,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 20,130 5.27 0.77 $11.14 $23,160
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 18,350 22.73 3.34 $12.98 $26,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,950 7.40 1.09 $11.71 $24,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,060 6.39 0.94 $9.10 $18,930
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 12,450 12.97 1.90 $9.32 $19,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 12,230 7.26 1.07 $9.78 $20,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,950 4.79 0.70 $8.70 $18,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,470 5.73 0.84 $9.25 $19,250




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 3,870 36.15 5.31 $9.19 $19,110
Flagstaff, AZ 1,470 26.60 3.90 $9.30 $19,340
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 18,350 22.73 3.34 $12.98 $26,990
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 2,900 21.41 3.14 $11.16 $23,220
Ocean City, NJ 710 18.80 2.76 $10.80 $22,460
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 1,740 17.25 2.53 $9.42 $19,580
St. George, UT 730 16.16 2.37 $8.73 $18,150
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 1,080 15.91 2.33 $9.21 $19,150
Naples-Marco Island, FL 1,730 15.86 2.33 $10.37 $21,570
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 1,490 15.34 2.25 $9.63 $20,020