The 10 States With The Highest Housekeeper Salaries For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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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.

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 housekeeper salaries:

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

To better understand how housekeeper 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.

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

How we determined housekeeper pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for housekeepers from the 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 $37080, so our index value would be:

$37,080 * (100 / 135.9) = $27,284

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 Washington $32,490 $34,180 105.2
2 Illinois $31,945 $30,220 94.6
3 Michigan $31,898 $28,390 89.0
4 Nevada $31,558 $32,600 103.3
5 Colorado $31,531 $32,730 103.8
6 Minnesota $31,339 $31,590 100.8
7 Wyoming $30,871 $28,340 91.8
8 Arizona $30,775 $30,160 98.0
9 New York $30,755 $40,290 131.0
10 Utah $30,741 $28,590 93.0
11 Nebraska $30,436 $27,880 91.6
12 North Dakota $29,879 $29,700 99.4
13 Iowa $29,483 $26,830 91.0
14 Missouri $29,480 $26,650 90.4
15 Wisconsin $28,925 $28,000 96.8
16 Indiana $28,782 $25,760 89.5
17 Texas $28,765 $26,090 90.7
18 Arkansas $28,645 $24,950 87.1
19 Idaho $28,382 $26,140 92.1
20 Rhode Island $28,160 $33,990 120.7
21 Ohio $27,921 $26,190 93.8
22 Pennsylvania $27,810 $28,200 101.4
23 Oregon $27,794 $32,130 115.6
24 Kentucky $27,745 $25,110 90.5
25 North Carolina $27,614 $25,930 93.9
26 Massachusetts $27,511 $36,700 133.4
27 Maine $27,490 $30,460 110.8
28 Delaware $27,317 $27,700 101.4
29 Florida $27,293 $26,830 98.3
30 California $27,284 $37,080 135.9
31 Montana $27,271 $27,490 100.8
32 Vermont $27,175 $32,910 121.1
33 Kansas $26,941 $24,220 89.9
34 West Virginia $26,937 $25,160 93.4
35 Tennessee $26,856 $24,010 89.4
36 Virginia $26,746 $26,960 100.8
37 Georgia $26,400 $24,130 91.4
38 New Hampshire $26,247 $30,710 117.0
39 Oklahoma $26,165 $23,340 89.2
40 New Jersey $25,643 $31,260 121.9
41 New Mexico $25,440 $24,550 96.5
42 Mississippi $25,424 $21,840 85.9
43 Hawaii $25,134 $42,200 167.9
44 South Dakota $24,532 $25,440 103.7
45 South Carolina $24,405 $24,210 99.2
46 Connecticut $24,259 $30,980 127.7
47 Alabama $24,046 $21,930 91.2
48 Alaska $23,989 $31,450 131.1
49 Louisiana $23,976 $22,730 94.8
50 Maryland $23,649 $29,680 125.5

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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