Your housekeeper is the one who works to make sure that your house is always sparkling clean. These areas range from homes to offices, to other living facilities. They are members of your household staff just like butlers, private security guards, cooks, and drivers.
The housekeeper's duties may comprise general residential cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, trash collecting, washing of items, restocking supplies, proper sorting, etc. While cooking isn't always part of the job, you can add it to the contract if the housekeeper is comfortable with it.
Average Salaries of Housekeepers in the United States and the United Kingdom
Per hour, the average salary of a housekeeper is $11.88. This rate, though common, is not consistent. It may be higher depending on the city or state. High-end locations tend to pay housekeepers up to 50% more than other places. The annual range of salaries of housekeepers in the USA fell between $45 000 and $80 000 and was $50 000 on average.
In the United Kingdom, the hourly wages for housekeepers is £15 on average. However, it could range from £12 to £25, depending on the location, experience, and some other factors. The annual range of a housekeeper's salary fell between £30,000 to about £45,000 as of last year. The homeowner may decide to pay more or add some incentives to the salary at their discretion.
Best Paying Cities for Housekeepers in the USA and UK
As stated above, the pay rates for housekeepers vary with location. The highest paying cities for housekeepers are San Francisco California ($55 000), Urban Honolulu Hawaii ($40,720), Kahului Hawaii ($37,980), New York City ($60 000), and Vallejo California ($55,000). In every other city, the annual salaries fell between the range of $45 000 and $60 000.
The highest paying cities for housekeepers are London (£20 per hour), Birmingham (£15 per hour), Coventry (£13 per hour), Bristol (£13 per hour), Cambridge (£12. per hour). Other Factors That Can Influence SalaryWe already noted that location influences housekeeper salaries but that isn't the only variable that counts. Some other factors include:
1. Educational Qualifications
The higher the level of education attained, the higher the pay rate for the housekeeper. However, if you are overqualified, it may be difficult to find someone willing to pay your rate.
2. Level of Experience
The level of experience garnered over time increases your value in the market. At entry-level or with less than one year of experience, the rate is $12 per hour in the US and £10 in the UK. With 1 to 4 years of experience, a housekeeper is paid $15 in the US and about £12 in the UK.
3. Job Performance
The overall performance of the housekeeper will go a long way to determine how much they will earn. For a job well done, you may get a raise or incentive. If you are asked to do more than housekeeping, say, babysitting as well, you can demand more money.
Since housekeepers will have access to your home, it is vital that you only employ trustworthy people. Employing your housekeeper through a reliable recruitment agency is the best way to avoid unfortunate events in the future.
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