|Quick Facts: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners|
|2012 Median Pay||
$19,570 per year
$9.41 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Less than high school|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||1,434,600|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||13% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||183,400|
Maids and housekeeping cleaners perform general cleaning tasks, including making beds and vacuuming halls, in private homes and commercial establishments.
Most maids and housekeeping cleaners work full time. Part-time maids and cleaners—particularly those who work at hotels and hospitals—often work evenings and weekends. The work can be physically demanding.
No formal training or education is required. Most workers learn on the job.
The median annual wage for maids and housekeeping cleaners was $19,570 in May 2012.
Employment of maids and housekeeping cleaners is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities are expected to be good overall and more favorable for those who have related work experience.
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