Maids & housekeeping cleaners

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2019 Workforce
1.14M
Average Age
44.6
Estimated Job Growth
−0.285%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$21,743
Average Male Salary
$26,253
Average Female Salary
$21,030

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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Maids & housekeeping cleaners are paid most in Dundalk, Essex & Edgemere PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Whitney, Sunrise Manor (South) & Paradise (Northeast) PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$21,743
AVERAGE SALARY
± $657

In 2019, Maids & housekeeping cleaners earned an average of $21,743, $33,781 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Transportation attendants, except flight attendants make somewhat more than Maids & housekeeping cleaners while Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks 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

0.343
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Maids & housekeeping cleaners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.343, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Maids & housekeeping cleaners

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Maids & housekeeping cleaners, by average wage, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments, Not specified manufacturing industries, and Clothing stores.

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Industries by Share

1.14M
2019 Workforce
± 26,153
−2.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.29%

The number of people employed as Maids & housekeeping cleaners has been declining at a rate of −2.4%, from 1,171,483 people in 2018 to 1,143,359 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Maids & housekeeping cleaners employed by various industries. Traveler accommodation employs the largest share of Maids & housekeeping cleaners at  30%, followed by Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) with 23.8% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 12.5%.

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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 44.1 and of female Maids & housekeeping cleaners is 44.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Maids & housekeeping cleaners is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

156k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,697
987k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 24,314

86.3% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

29.4% of Maids & housekeeping cleaners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.8% of Maids & housekeeping cleaners, White (Hispanic) 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

44.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.97
44.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.339

The median age of Maids & housekeeping cleaners is 44.6, and Male employees are generally 0.598 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 Agriculture.

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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 Time Management. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Maids & housekeeping cleaners need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Coordination, and Quality Control Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners are expected to see a growth of −0.285% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.
−0.285%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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