Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
877,980 0.7 % $10.31 $21,440 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.81 $8.44 $9.32 $11.39 $14.49
Annual Wage (2) $16,250 $17,560 $19,390 $23,700 $30,130


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 409,450 24.08 $10.10 $21,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 113,250 2.18 $11.37 $23,640
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 93,520 5.23 $9.78 $20,330
Nursing Care Facilities 80,260 4.81 $10.10 $21,000
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 39,660 5.23 $9.99 $20,780

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 409,450 24.08 $10.10 $21,000
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,030 18.37 $10.32 $21,460
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 39,660 5.23 $9.99 $20,780
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 93,520 5.23 $9.78 $20,330
Nursing Care Facilities 80,260 4.81 $10.10 $21,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 400 0.12 $19.48 $40,510
Outpatient Care Centers 2,380 0.39 $15.09 $31,390
Support Activities for Animal Production 40 0.13 $14.85 $30,890
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 120 0.05 $14.75 $30,680
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage (8) (8) $14.62 $30,400


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 91,090 6.49 0.95 $11.22 $23,340
Florida 70,270 9.83 1.44 $9.34 $19,420
Texas 53,090 5.15 0.75 $8.84 $18,380
New York 50,380 5.98 0.87 $14.16 $29,450
Illinois 32,540 5.84 0.85 $10.67 $22,200




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 23,370 21.00 3.07 $13.02 $27,090
Wyoming 3,500 12.83 1.87 $9.40 $19,550
Montana 5,030 11.84 1.73 $9.24 $19,220
North Dakota 4,250 11.44 1.67 $9.40 $19,560
District of Columbia 7,180 11.14 1.63 $14.62 $30,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $14.66 $30,500
District of Columbia 7,180 11.14 1.63 $14.62 $30,400
New York 50,380 5.98 0.87 $14.16 $29,450
Nevada 23,370 21.00 3.07 $13.02 $27,090
Massachusetts 14,640 4.64 0.68 $12.90 $26,830





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 31,870 6.30 0.92 $16.06 $33,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 20,520 5.73 0.84 $11.21 $23,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 20,080 5.25 0.77 $10.89 $22,650
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 18,960 23.53 3.44 $13.73 $28,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,330 7.50 1.10 $12.02 $25,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 14,780 6.64 0.97 $9.18 $19,090
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 12,770 13.12 1.92 $9.50 $19,770
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 12,190 7.18 1.05 $9.60 $19,970
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,580 4.54 0.66 $8.73 $18,170
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 10,500 10.74 1.57 $9.24 $19,210