Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

3.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $13.84 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 82% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' job openings is expected to rise 9.4% by 2031
'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' was $28,780, or $13.84 hourly
'Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners' are paid 37.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as maids and housekeeping cleaners?

As of 2021 there were 723,430 people employed as Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners within the United States.
This represents around 0.51% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 194 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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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
humpty dumpty says
you are probably a cleaner yourself :)
Jun 12, 2020 at 05:11 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
someone says
blue fin and Person, I just don't think robots could do that. You see, there are a lot of variables. For example, there could be a dirty towel and the robot didn't know. So, I just don't think that robots could really do that.
Oct 27, 2020 at 10:05 PM

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