The average salary for a housekeeper in the United States was $19,570 per year, as of 2012, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is an average of $9.41 per hour. The job requires no special training and less-than-high-school education.
The housekeeping industry is expected to grow at the same rate as most occupations from 2012 to 2022, notes the BLS. A 13 percent increase in the number of jobs in housekeeping is expected, which is a growth of 183,400 jobs to add to the 1,434,600 jobs available in 2012. The highest-paid housekeepers make more than $30,980 annually, while the lowest-paid make less than $16,430.