Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-0.3% (little or no change)


What Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Do

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.

Other Job Titles Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners May Have

Chambermaid, Cleaner, Cottage Attendant, Environmental Services Aide, Environmental Services Worker, Guest Room Attendant (GRA), Housekeeper, Housekeeping Laundry Worker, Room Cleaner

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Entrepreneur ,

Nice & Clean, LLC

I wake up around 6 a.m. to get myself and my daughter ready for our day. Once I drop her off at daycare, the work begins. I usually clean three houses a day then pick my daughter up to go cook, do homework, and prepare ourselves for the next day. On weekends, we clean offices and Airbnb properties. Those days are usually much more laid back because we don’t have to get up as early and can move at a slower pace.

Housekeeping ,

Desert Haven Enterprise

I write poetry few times a week.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.
  • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
  • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
  • Sweep, scrub, wax, or polish floors, using brooms, mops, or powered scrubbing and waxing machines.

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