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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.

Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

What skills help Housekeepers find jobs?

  • Cleaning Experience
  • Laundry
  • Environmental Services
  • Hotel Experience
  • Hospitality Experience
  • Custodial Experience
  • Floor Care
  • English
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Commercial Cleaning Experience
  • Time Management
  • Writing Skills

Career progression for Housekeeper

Education levels for Housekeepers

0%0%0%0%1%99%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
  • Educator License With Stipulations
  • TWIC Card
  • CPR Certification
  • Fire Safety Certification
  • Heartsaver Certification
  • LEED Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • CNA
  • Food Handler Certification
  • Class E
Common questions about career advices for a Housekeeper

What is the difference between a maid, a housekeeper and a house cleaner?

Maid is another, old-fashioned, word for housekeeper, and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Both a maid and a housekeeper are hired by the household who provides everything needed for the job of cleaning and maintenance. A housekeeper (or maid's) role may extend further in responsibility than that of a house cleaner, to the realm of childcare and house sitting. There are also live-in housekeepers who provide care for the family and the household on a full-time basis. House cleaners are hired on an hourly or daily basis and usually bring their own cleaning products.

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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. House keepers should be self-starters and feel confident working alone.

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