Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
887,890 0.7 % $10.02 $20,840 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.41 $8.13 $9.26 $11.28 $14.04
Annual Wage (2) $15,400 $16,910 $19,250 $23,460 $29,210


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Traveler Accommodation 415,480 $9.74 $20,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 117,670 $11.01 $22,900
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 88,170 $9.68 $20,130
Nursing Care Facilities 80,260 $9.91 $20,620
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 38,760 $9.79 $20,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Financial Investment Activities 380 $16.97 $35,300
Scientific Research and Development Services 190 $15.34 $31,910
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores (8) $15.05 $31,290
Other Investment Pools and Funds 170 $13.12 $27,290
Building Finishing Contractors (8) $13.01 $27,060


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nevada 21,810 $12.36 $25,700 18.481
Hawaii 9,110 $14.17 $29,480 15.506
Wyoming 3,520 $9.46 $19,680 12.459
North Dakota 4,320 $8.99 $18,690 12.207
Montana 5,060 $8.91 $18,540 11.700

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 4,890 $14.79 $30,770 7.672
Hawaii 9,110 $14.17 $29,480 15.506
New York 47,940 $13.67 $28,430 5.648
Nevada 21,810 $12.36 $25,700 18.481
Massachusetts 16,110 $11.95 $24,850 5.085


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 4,030 $9.05 $18,830 36.358
Flagstaff, AZ 1,430 $9.04 $18,800 25.057
Ocean City, NJ 880 $10.62 $22,080 22.723
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 2,970 $10.87 $22,620 21.361
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 18,220 $12.89 $26,810 21.217

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 29,690 $15.48 $32,190 5.863
Honolulu, HI 5,040 $13.87 $28,860 11.692
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 8,590 $13.66 $28,410 8.738
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 4,800 $13.11 $27,270 3.916
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 18,220 $12.89 $26,810 21.217


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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