Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
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.

Number of positions

2012: 55,680    2014: 57,350

Annual job postings

New: 840    Replacement: 840
(Total: 1,680)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.