The median annual wage of maids and housekeeping cleaners was $19,300 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $15,980, and the top 10 percent earned more than $29,510.
The following are median annual wages for maids and housekeeping cleaners in select industries:
|General medical and surgical hospitals||$22,090|
|Community care facilities for the elderly||19,850|
|Nursing care facilities||19,330|
|Services to buildings and dwellings||19,070|
Most maids and housekeeping cleaners work full time. Part-time maids and cleaners often work weekends and evenings, particularly those who work at hotels and hospitals.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition