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 Job Titles in Service -- Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
 Wages           Job Openings           Job Requirements           Training           Career Paths

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

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Job Description:   Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners perform any combination of tasks to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties include the use of wheeled supply-carts to carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies; make beds, replenish linens, clean rooms and halls, and arrange furniture; also, they may turn mattresses, hang drapes, dust blinds, polish metal, and roll up carpets.

Wages - Statewide:  

To give you an idea of how much you might earn, we have given you the average hourly wages and average yearly wages for this career throughout California. Wages can vary greatly in different parts of the State.
  Hourly Average Wages:  10.97
  Yearly Average Wages:  22,802

  Source: California Occupational Employment and Wage Data, 2010

Job Openings:  

An average of 2940 job openings will be available statewide per year. The number of openings includes both new jobs and replacement openings as workers leave the occupation.

Source: California Occupational Employment Projections 2008 - 2018

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Basic Job Requirements:

  1. Desire to help other people
  2. Strength and physical stamina
  3. Able to understand and follow instructions
  4. High school diploma preferred
  5. Access to an automobile often necessary
  6. If driving for the job, valid California Drivers License

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 Where to get training locally:   Training is usually on-the-job. Some unions, employers, and local or private industry training providers offer training.

To find training programs in your area you can check the LaborMarketInfo Web site at www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/cgi/databrowsing/traProvidersSelection.asp?menuChoice=traProviders. Or, you can go to a One-Stop Career Center for assistance. (See "One-Stop Career Centers" in the "How to Find a Job" section.)

 Possible Job Paths:
 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners can move up to Janitor or Cleaner, Environmental Technician, Executive Housekeeper, Supervisor, Private Household Worker, Housekeeping Manager, or Desk Clerk.

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