Maids & housekeeping cleaners

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Total Workforce

1.17M

Average Age

44.5

Average Salary

$20,629

Average Male Salary

$25,165

Average Female Salary

$19,845

About

Maids & housekeeping cleaners are most often employed by the Traveler accommodation industry. The average yearly wage for Maids & housekeeping cleaners was $20,629 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Maids & housekeeping cleaners by wage are Nonfarm animal caretakers, Food preparation and serving related workers, all other, and Food servers, nonrestaurant.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Maids & housekeeping cleaners are Santa Ana City (East) PUMA, CA, Paradise (Northwest) & Winchester PUMA, NV, and Reno City PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Maids & housekeeping cleaners are Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV, Santa Ana City (East) PUMA, CA, and Las Vegas City (South Central) PUMA, NV.

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 Other personal services. Maids & housekeeping cleaners are paid most in Burlington City PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Las Vegas City (Southeast) PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$20,629

AVERAGE SALARY

± $473

In 2018, Maids & housekeeping cleaners earned an average of $20,629, $33,259 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

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

0.359

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Maids & housekeeping cleaners had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.359, 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

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

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Industries by Share

1.17M

2018 Workforce

± 26,469

-0.194%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.2%

The number of people employed as Maids & housekeeping cleaners has been declining at a rate of -0.194%, from 1,173,765 people in 2017 to 1,171,483 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Maids & housekeeping cleaners employed by various industries. Traveler accommodation employs the largest share of Maids & housekeeping cleaners at  30.7%, followed by Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) with 18.7% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 12.7%.

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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 43.2 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

173k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,197

999k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 24,454

85.3% 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)

28.8% of Maids & housekeeping cleaners are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25.1% 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

43.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.917

44.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.333

The median age of Maids & housekeeping cleaners is 44.5, and Male employees are generally 1.55 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, Coordination, and Quality Control Analysis.

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