The 10 States With The Highest Housekeeper Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 3 days ago

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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do housekeepers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for housekeepers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for housekeepers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for housekeepers after this adjustment? That would be Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Nevada
  2. Illinois
  3. Michigan
  4. Minnesota
  5. New York
  6. Wyoming
  7. Washington
  8. Utah
  9. Nebraska
  10. North Dakota

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for housekeepers from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $30340, so our index value would be:

$30,340 * (100 / 135.9) = $22,325

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for housekeepers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Housekeeper Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $29,912 $30,900 103.3
2 Illinois $28,541 $27,000 94.6
3 Michigan $27,831 $24,770 89.0
4 Minnesota $27,767 $27,990 100.8
5 New York $27,274 $35,730 131.0
6 Wyoming $27,254 $25,020 91.8
7 Washington $26,787 $28,180 105.2
8 Utah $26,344 $24,500 93.0
9 Nebraska $26,342 $24,130 91.6
10 North Dakota $25,875 $25,720 99.4
11 Colorado $25,664 $26,640 103.8
12 Iowa $25,351 $23,070 91.0
13 Montana $25,218 $25,420 100.8
14 Arizona $25,112 $24,610 98.0
15 Missouri $25,044 $22,640 90.4
16 Indiana $24,625 $22,040 89.5
17 Tennessee $24,485 $21,890 89.4
18 Wisconsin $24,421 $23,640 96.8
19 Kentucky $24,364 $22,050 90.5
20 Kansas $24,182 $21,740 89.9
21 Ohio $24,179 $22,680 93.8
22 Massachusetts $24,137 $32,200 133.4
23 West Virginia $24,025 $22,440 93.4
24 Arkansas $23,903 $20,820 87.1
25 Texas $23,781 $21,570 90.7
26 Florida $23,702 $23,300 98.3
27 Delaware $23,609 $23,940 101.4
28 Idaho $23,604 $21,740 92.1
29 Oklahoma $23,385 $20,860 89.2
30 Pennsylvania $23,372 $23,700 101.4
31 Oregon $23,330 $26,970 115.6
32 Rhode Island $23,305 $28,130 120.7
33 North Carolina $23,301 $21,880 93.9
34 Mississippi $23,282 $20,000 85.9
35 New Mexico $23,015 $22,210 96.5
36 Hawaii $22,692 $38,100 167.9
37 Virginia $22,678 $22,860 100.8
38 Maine $22,644 $25,090 110.8
39 Alaska $22,608 $29,640 131.1
40 Georgia $22,571 $20,630 91.4
41 California $22,325 $30,340 135.9
42 South Dakota $22,150 $22,970 103.7
43 Alabama $22,127 $20,180 91.2
44 Vermont $21,907 $26,530 121.1
45 Connecticut $21,683 $27,690 127.7
46 Louisiana $21,613 $20,490 94.8
47 New Jersey $21,484 $26,190 121.9
48 New Hampshire $21,213 $24,820 117.0
49 South Carolina $20,705 $20,540 99.2
50 Maryland $20,533 $25,770 125.5
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