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Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

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.   (O'Net 37-2012.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Bed Maker, Breakfast and Room Attendant, Bunk House Worker, Cabin Cleaner, Care Taker, Caretaker, Chambermaid, Charwoman, Cleaner, Cleaning Maid, Cleaning Matron, Cleaning Porter, Cleaning Team Member, Commercial, Residential, or Industrial Housekeeper, Cottage Attendant, Curtain Worker, Day Worker, Dining Room Maid, Domestic Helper, Domestic Laundry Worker, Domestic Maid, Dormitory Maid, Downstairs Maid, Drapery Worker, Environmental Assistant (Housekeeping), Environmental Services Aide, Environmental Services Worker, Executive Housekeeper, Furniture Duster, General House Worker, Guest Room Attendant, Hall Worker, Home Housekeeper, Hospital Cleaner, Hotel Maid, House Cleaner, House Worker, Housecleaner, Household Worker, Housekeeper, Housekeeper, Cleaning, Cooking, Housekeeper/Custodian/Laundry Worker, Housekeeper/Laundry Assistant, Housekeeping, Housekeeping Aide, Housekeeping and Laundry Team Leader, Housekeeping Attendant, Housekeeping Cleaner, Housekeeping Department Worker, Housekeeping Laundry Worker, Housekeeping Staff, Housekeeping/Laundry, Housemaid, Ironer, Lead Worker of Housekeeping and Laundry, Linen Folder, Linen Keeper, Linen Room Custodian, Linen Room Worker, Linen Worker, Lodging Facilities Attendant, Lodging house Keeper, Maid Housekeeper, Maid, Cleaning, Cooking, Motel Maid, Parlor Maid, Rest Room Maid, Restrooms or Lounges Maid, Room Attendant, Room Cleaner, Room Maid, Second Butler, Section Housekeeper, Senior Housekeeper, Service Cleaner, Shower Maid, Upstairs Maid, Visiting Housekeeper, Ward Maid
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 9.64   $ 10.16   $ 11.29   $ 12.96   $ 14.65   $ 11.91  
    Yearly $20,050   $21,140   $23,490   $26,950   $30,480   $24,770  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 9.67   $ 9.99   $ 10.83   $ 11.66   $ 12.93   $ 11.06  
    Yearly $20,120   $20,780   $22,520   $24,250   $26,900   $23,010  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.61   $ 10.34   $ 12.04   $ 13.90   $ 15.12   $ 12.66  
    Yearly $19,990   $21,500   $25,050   $28,910   $31,440   $26,320  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.61   $ 10.21   $ 11.21   $ 12.49   $ 14.53   $ 11.66  
    Yearly $19,990   $21,230   $23,310   $25,970   $30,220   $24,260  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 4,312 4,568 0.6% 129
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Accommodation 30.6%
    Private households 24.7%
    Administrative and support services 10.3%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 9.6%
    Nursing and residential care facilities 8.4%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
     
  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers.
     
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
     
  • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
     
  • Observe precautions required to protect hotel and guest property and report damage, theft, and found articles to supervisors.
     
  • Replenish supplies, such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items.
     
  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, using vacuum cleaners and shampooers.
     
  • Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
     
  • Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.
     
  • Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated July 2012
     


    Knowledge
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated July 2012
     


    Skills
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  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated July 2012
     


    Abilities
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  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
     
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
     
  • Stamina - The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated July 2012
     


    Work Activities
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  • Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated July 2012
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated July 2012
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
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  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners  updated July 2012
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 
     

     
     
     
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