Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

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

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
880,150 1.0 % $8.62 $17,930 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.02 $7.01 $8.13 $9.89 $12.12
Annual Wage (2) $12,530 $14,570 $16,900 $20,570 $25,220

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Traveler accommodation 394,120 $8.31 $17,280
General medical and surgical hospitals 115,310 $9.48 $19,710
Services to buildings and dwellings 83,900 $8.64 $17,960
Nursing care facilities 76,380 $8.56 $17,810
Community care facilities for the elderly 31,840 $8.40 $17,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Cable and other subscription programming (7) $16.78 $34,910
Cut and sew apparel manufacturing 80 $15.27 $31,750
Inland water transportation (7) $13.79 $28,680
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 130 $12.67 $26,350
Support activities for animal production 60 $12.40 $25,790

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Nevada 22,540 $10.27 $21,370 2.018%
Hawaii 10,550 $11.83 $24,610 1.868%
Wyoming 3,020 $7.89 $16,420 1.232%
South Dakota 4,270 $7.77 $16,170 1.160%
North Dakota 3,370 $7.41 $15,420 1.058%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 45,640 $12.35 $25,690 0.553%
Hawaii 10,550 $11.83 $24,610 1.868%
District of Columbia 4,950 $11.82 $24,590 0.821%
Nevada 22,540 $10.27 $21,370 2.018%
Alaska 2,530 $10.17 $21,150 0.863%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 3,600 $8.00 $16,630 3.390%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 4,520 $9.41 $19,580 2.416%
Fort Walton Beach, FL MSA 1,910 $8.55 $17,780 2.258%
Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 1,280 $6.71 $13,960 2.243%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 18,610 $10.63 $22,110 2.190%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 24,620 $15.12 $31,450 0.619%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 8,740 $11.97 $24,890 0.917%
Honolulu, HI MSA 5,340 $11.65 $24,230 1.306%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 4,760 $11.23 $23,370 0.393%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 840 $10.90 $22,670 0.421%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimates not released.

All Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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