Housekeepers and Maids

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Maids perform general housekeeping duties (such as vacuuming and cleaning) in homes, commercial establishments, and other settings. Housekeepers manage the work of maids and other household support staff. Approximately 926,240 maids and 166,920 first-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers are employed in the United States. Maids may also be known as housekeeping cleaners.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Housekeeping Cleaners
Duties Perform general housekeeping duties in homes and other settings (maids); manage the work of maids (housekeepers)
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Any previous experience useful, but not required
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Experienced Maid
  • Entry-Level Maid

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