What does a Housekeeper do?

Housekeepers perform various light cleaning duties that maintain private households and commercial establishments including hotels, homes, restaurants, and hospitals. They clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, stairways, and locker rooms. They are responsible for the cleaning of heavy-duty items including rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies.

Housekeepers sometimes care for children or the elderly by overseeing their activities, providing companionship, and assisting them with dressing, bathing, eating, or other needs. Housekeepers perform general cleaning to ensure zones including floors or windows are spotless and presentable to visitors, employees, or residents. They are responsible for tracking and updating an inventory of cleaning supplies and paper goods and ordering and replenishing them when needed. If they work in a setting that includes lodging, they are responsible for changing sheets and linens by removing used items and replacing them with fresh ones. Housekeepers are also tasked with mopping, vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning and disinfecting when necessary. There is no minimum education requirement for housekeeping positions, although those who work with children or the elderly may be required to take first aid and CPR courses.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Housekeeper Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹15,255 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹15T
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Housekeeper Career Path

Learn how to become a Housekeeper, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Housekeeper Insights

Read what Housekeeper professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Text Ninja
19 Nov 2021

“The training was thorough and helped you gain real skills and understanding for your job.”

Merry MaidsMerry Maids
House Keeper
3 Jul 2019

“Management is completely dishonest and I am sure he is not operating to Merry Maids typically high standards.”

Meadowlark HillsMeadowlark Hills
26 Oct 2020

“great people to work with and you get to build amazing relationships with the residents.”

Housekeeping Supervisor
25 Sep 2020

“Working atmosphere is so good and I really love to do my job for accor family.”

Aimbridge HospitalityAimbridge Hospitality
29 Oct 2021

“one of the best companies in its field and I would like to learn how it works.”

Omni HotelsOmni Hotels
Director of Rooms
11 Sep 2019

“The culture is the best in the industry and growing the garden remains a strong focus in each hotel.”

Grand Palladium Resort and Spa
Assistant Executive Housekeeper
10 Jun 2019

“The Hotel provides training and devlopment to better equip you in providing the best service offered.”

Highgate HotelsHighgate Hotels
Laundry Attendant
18 Nov 2021

“You got the best folders at Highgate hotel laundry room that's what's the pros about it”

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