Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

risk level
Based on 166 votes
by year 2031
or $14.40 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

82% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

65% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 82% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' job openings is expected to rise 9.4% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' was $29,960, or $14 per hour

'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' were paid 35.3% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 771,390 people employed as 'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' within the United States.

This represents around 0.5% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 191 people are employed as 'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners'.

Job description

Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.

SOC Code: 37-2012.00


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Elf says
House cleaning can be a complex and challenging task that demands careful attention to detail. From deactivating alarms and opening locks with a deft touch to lifting dog gates and ensuring that cats don't escape, there are numerous variables to consider. It's also important to use the appropriate cleaning agents, such as the "right" soap for washing dishes. In addition to these practical considerations, there's also the aesthetic aspect to consider, such as carefully dusting delicate items like plastic vines or checking the condition of a fragile vase that may already be cracked. To successfully clean a home, it requires precise movements and a keen eye for detail.

Sep 09, 2021 at 11:55 PM
Kelli Grabener (Highly likely) says
The Pandemic is causing housekeepers not to want to come back to work. Its time to get creative
Aug 14, 2021 at 09:16 PM
Maggie B. says
I'm honestly fine with that as long as the robots wear cute cat maid outfits. Otherwise, I'd prefer to be the one in that outfit cleaning up your house.
May 03, 2021 at 05:42 PM
Angela says
I hate all this robot stuff. They using us to work and making money off us and the money they make they invest in robots to replace us. I hate it. I hate driverless cars
Jun 30, 2020 at 12:02 PM
Kary (Highly likely) says
example 1: roomba
Jan 28, 2020 at 06:51 PM
rob (No chance) says
hotel housekeeping is very detailed, you would need a very advanced robot with minute hand movements.
Jun 23, 2019 at 06:29 AM
bryce says
Completely agree with rob. Although robots are currently applied to the vacuum cleaner, these are extremely expensive, take forever to clean the entire home, and they are noisy. I admit there is a likelihood that the time will ultimately arrive, but it will be a while away
Dec 30, 2019 at 06:57 AM
Person says
It's AI it can learn that's the whole point
Jan 13, 2020 at 12:07 PM
blue fin says
but robots can do that you numpty
Jun 12, 2020 at 05:11 AM

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