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How to become a Housekeeper

There is no minimum level of education required to become a housekeeper, but a high school diploma or GED is strongly encouraged. Self-employed housekeepers will often start out as house cleaners or maids at a company in order to gain enough experience in the field. Normally, housekeeping jobs at hotels and other companies will provide on-the-job training. Individuals who wish for further career development can start their own housekeeping business, which entails a lot of experience, proper licensing, and the purchasing of equipment.

What skills help Housekeepers find jobs?

  • Cleaning Experience
  • Hotel Experience
  • Residential Cleaning Experience
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Custodial Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality Experience
  • Laundry
  • Time Management
  • Commercial Cleaning Experience
  • Cooking Experience
  • Environmental Services

Career progression for Housekeeper

Education levels for Housekeepers

0%0%0%1%1%98%Doctoral DegreeMaster's DegreeMiddle School EducationBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Housekeeper job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience19k19k20k21k21kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Housekeeper in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Housekeepers

  • Driver's License
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • CNA
  • Food Handler Certification
  • Certified Home Health Aide
  • Class E
  • Fire Safety Certification
  • Heartsaver Certification
  • OLCC Service Permit
  • ServSafe
  • AED Certification
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Housekeeper

What skills do you need to be a housekeeper?

A good housekeeper pays attention to detail and takes pride in their work. Trustworthiness is highly valued in the field, as the homeowner is essentially entrusting a stranger to manage much of their affairs. Experience cleaning and using household cleaning products is also a prized skill. Housekeepers should be self-starters and feel confident working alone.

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