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Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant Careers

Housekeeper/laundry assistants are personnel that keep a place, be it in a hotel, healthcare facility, tidy. Their job is to maintain the outlook of the establishment. Housekeepers clean rooms, restrooms, hallways, lounges, and other workspaces of the organization in compliance with the health and hygiene standards. Also, they replace restroom equipment, kitchen items, room accessories, and writing supplies. The housekeeper/laundry assistant provides laundry services and keeps the laundry in a clean and sanitary condition.

Although no formal education is required, employers prefer that applicants have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous experience in a related role is also preferred. Communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills are the essential skills a housekeeper/laundry assistant must possess. You must also pay attention to detail. This job pays an average salary of $20,427 per year or $9.82 per hour. Salary ranges from $16,000 to $25,000.

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a housekeeper/laundry assistant. For example, did you know that they make an average of $10.11 an hour? That's $21,033 a year!

What Does a Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a housekeeper/laundry assistant, we found that a lot of resumes listed 40.1% of housekeeper/laundry assistants included laundry department, while 16.8% of resumes included customer service, and 12.7% of resumes included dirty linen. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the housekeeper/laundry assistant job title. But what industry to start with? Most housekeeper/laundry assistants actually find jobs in the health care and hospitality industries.

How To Become a Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant

If you're interested in becoming a housekeeper/laundry assistant, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 12.7% of housekeeper/laundry assistants have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.2% of housekeeper/laundry assistants have master's degrees. Even though some housekeeper/laundry assistants have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a housekeeper/laundry assistant. When we researched the most common majors for a housekeeper/laundry assistant, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on housekeeper/laundry assistant resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a housekeeper/laundry assistant. In fact, many housekeeper/laundry assistant jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many housekeeper/laundry assistants also have previous career experience in roles such as housekeeper or sales associate.

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Average Salary
$21,033
Average Salary
Job Openings
17,081
Job Openings

Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant Career Paths

Top Careers Before Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant

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Top Careers After Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant

Cashier
17.7 %

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Average Salary for a Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant

Housekeeper/Laundry Assistants in America make an average salary of $21,033 per year or $10 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $26,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $16,000 per year.
Average Salary
$21,033

Best Paying Cities

City
ascdesc
Average Salarydesc
Westlake, OH
Salary Range18k - 26k$22k$22,176
Rapid City, SD
Salary Range18k - 22k$20k$20,360
$18k
$26k

Recently Added Salaries

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Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America
03/19/2021
03/19/2021
$24,41803/19/2021
$24,418
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Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America
11/24/2020
11/24/2020
$22,33111/24/2020
$22,331
Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant
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Manpowergroup
Manpowergroup
01/22/2020
01/22/2020
$23,89601/22/2020
$23,896
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Auburn Homes Services
Auburn Homes Services
01/18/2020
01/18/2020
$26,19201/18/2020
$26,192
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Ascension Health
Ascension Health
01/16/2020
01/16/2020
$25,04401/16/2020
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Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant Demographics

Gender

female

69.5 %

male

25.6 %

unknown

4.9 %

Ethnicity

White

61.2 %

Hispanic or Latino

19.9 %

Black or African American

10.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

83.3 %

Hmong

5.6 %

Portuguese

5.6 %
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Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant Education

Majors

Business
14.2 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

34.5 %

Certificate

32.6 %

Associate

11.9 %
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Best States For a Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a housekeeper/laundry assistant. The best states for people in this position are Massachusetts, New York, Hawaii, and California. Housekeeper/laundry assistants make the most in Massachusetts with an average salary of $32,752. Whereas in New York and Hawaii, they would average $30,121 and $29,831, respectively. While housekeeper/laundry assistants would only make an average of $29,507 in California, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Maine

Total Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant Jobs:
131
Highest 10% Earn:
$34,000
Location Quotient:
1.65
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Rhode Island

Total Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant Jobs:
70
Highest 10% Earn:
$41,000
Location Quotient:
0.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. New Hampshire

Total Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant Jobs:
118
Highest 10% Earn:
$36,000
Location Quotient:
1.13
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant Employers

1. Good Samaritan
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$22,147
Housekeeper/Laundry Assistants Hired: 
41+
2. Holiday Inn Express
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$21,261
Housekeeper/Laundry Assistants Hired: 
27+
3. Best Western
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$21,195
Housekeeper/Laundry Assistants Hired: 
9+
4. Healthcare Services Group
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$23,687
Housekeeper/Laundry Assistants Hired: 
8+
5. The Blackstone Group
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$22,770
Housekeeper/Laundry Assistants Hired: 
7+
6. Life Care Centers of America
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$21,452
Housekeeper/Laundry Assistants Hired: 
6+
Updated October 2, 2020