Maids & housekeeping cleaners

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Total Workforce

1.17M

Average Age

44.3

Estimated Job Growth

6.08%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$20,089

Average Male Salary

$23,936

Average Female Salary

$19,443

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Maids & housekeeping cleaners and on wages and locations for those in the field. Traveler accommodation is the industry that employs the most Maids & housekeeping cleaners, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Maids & housekeeping cleaners, by average wage, is Not specified manufacturing industries. Maids & housekeeping cleaners are paid most in Burlington City PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Whitney, Sunrise Manor (South) & Paradise (Northeast) PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$20,089

AVERAGE SALARY

± $553

In 2017, Maids & housekeeping cleaners earned an average of $20,089, $31,976 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Nonfarm animal caretakers make somewhat more than Maids & housekeeping cleaners while Food servers, nonrestaurant make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Maids & housekeeping cleaners as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.361

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Maids & housekeeping cleaners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.361, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Maids & housekeeping cleaners (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Maids & housekeeping cleaners.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Maids & housekeeping cleaners.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Maids & housekeeping cleaners, by number of employees, are Traveler accommodation, Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction), and Hospitals.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Maids & housekeeping cleaners, by average wage, are Not specified manufacturing industries, Other general government & support, and Computer Systems Design.

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Industries by Share

1.17M

2017 Workforce

± 26,493

-2.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.26%

The number of people employed as Maids & housekeeping cleaners has been declining at a rate of -2.6%, from 1,205,071 people in 2016 to 1,173,765 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Maids & housekeeping cleaners employed by various industries. Traveler accommodation employs the largest share of Maids & housekeeping cleaners at  28.3%, followed by Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) with 21.2% and Hospitals with 14.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Maids & housekeeping cleaners in the US. The average age of male Maids & housekeeping cleaners in the workforce is 43.8 and of female Maids & housekeeping cleaners is 44.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Maids & housekeeping cleaners is White.

Gender Composition

169k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,081

1M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 24,528

85.6% of Maids & housekeeping cleaners are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Maids & housekeeping cleaners.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Maids & housekeeping cleaners

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

53.2% of Maids & housekeeping cleaners are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.9% of Maids & housekeeping cleaners, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Maids & housekeeping cleaners.

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Age by Gender

43.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.909

44.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.329

The median age of Maids & housekeeping cleaners is 44.3, and Male employees are generally 0.643 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Maids & housekeeping cleaners from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Maids & housekeeping cleaners is Business but a relatively high number of Maids & housekeeping cleaners hold a major in Language & Linguistics.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Maids & housekeeping cleaners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Maids & housekeeping cleaners need many skills, but most especially Service Orientation, Coordination, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Maids & housekeeping cleaners need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Quality Control Analysis, and Troubleshooting.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Maids & housekeeping cleaners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Maids & housekeeping cleaners are expected to see a growth of 6.08% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.08%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Maids & housekeeping cleaners. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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