Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
929,540 0.8 % $10.82 $22,500 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.03 $8.63 $9.67 $11.79 $15.74
Annual Wage (2) $16,700 $17,950 $20,120 $24,520 $32,730


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 441,490 23.73 $10.70 $22,260
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 121,580 6.18 $10.18 $21,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 108,080 2.06 $12.15 $25,260
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 74,350 4.49 $10.44 $21,700
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 43,850 5.22 $10.41 $21,650

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 441,490 23.73 $10.70 $22,260
Rooming and Boarding Houses 2,450 19.57 $10.30 $21,430
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 121,580 6.18 $10.18 $21,180
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 43,850 5.22 $10.41 $21,650
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 74,350 4.49 $10.44 $21,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) $19.79 $41,150
Other Financial Investment Activities 270 0.06 $17.18 $35,740
Outpatient Care Centers 3,520 0.50 $15.22 $31,660
Beverage Manufacturing 140 0.07 $14.35 $29,860
Land Subdivision 80 0.19 $13.96 $29,040


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 101,660 6.72 0.98 $12.44 $25,880
Florida 76,100 9.93 1.44 $9.87 $20,540
Texas 65,630 5.84 0.85 $9.07 $18,870
New York 52,910 6.00 0.87 $15.35 $31,940
Pennsylvania 36,440 6.45 0.94 $10.40 $21,630



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 25,220 21.20 3.08 $14.48 $30,110
Hawaii 12,800 20.89 3.04 $15.60 $32,450
Wyoming 3,650 12.92 1.88 $9.73 $20,240
Montana 5,250 11.83 1.72 $10.08 $20,980
South Dakota 4,420 10.81 1.57 $9.22 $19,180



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 12,800 20.89 3.04 $15.60 $32,450
District of Columbia 5,170 7.67 1.11 $15.58 $32,400
New York 52,910 6.00 0.87 $15.35 $31,940
Nevada 25,220 21.20 3.08 $14.48 $30,110
Massachusetts 19,310 5.81 0.84 $12.71 $26,430




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 34,920 6.48 0.94 $17.82 $37,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 24,190 6.45 0.94 $11.62 $24,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 23,740 5.85 0.85 $12.17 $25,300
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 20,990 24.11 3.50 $15.39 $32,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,890 7.10 1.03 $12.18 $25,330
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 16,510 15.29 2.22 $9.98 $20,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,780 5.77 0.84 $9.24 $19,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,230 4.65 0.68 $9.07 $18,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,430 5.55 0.81 $9.34 $19,420
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 10,760 8.15 1.18 $10.97 $22,820