In a nutshell, housekeeping is the most stressful job in the world, and it’s also the most lucrative, according to the National Association of Housekeepers.
So how do you become a good housekeeper?
Here’s everything you need to know about housekeeping and how to get started.1.
Who are housekeepers?
The National Association for Housekeepers, an association that promotes the profession and provides information to members on everything from certification exams to safety tips, estimates that more than 20 million Americans work as housekeepers.
(For comparison, there are more than 1.8 million full-time, paid nurses.)2.
How do you get into the profession?
According to the Association of Professional Housekeepers (APH), an organization that promotes and maintains a professional standard of housekeeping, “most professional housekeepers are women and children.
APH’s definition of ‘housekeeping’ includes everything from the cleaning, cleaning supplies, the food, the laundry, and the personal care items such as soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.
It does not include any part of the home that is not specifically designed for the homekeeper.”3.
How much does it cost to be a housekeeper, and where does the money come from?
The typical cost of housekeepers’ jobs varies by occupation and location, and some of the more common jobs include:• Cleaning and maintenance: $35 to $60 per hour, depending on location, job title, and location.
• Housekeeping: $45 to $55 per hour.• Food preparation: $12 to $15 per hour per household.• Housekeeping assistants: $11 to $13 per hour depending on job title.4.
What kind of jobs do housekeepers perform?
Some jobs involve the collection of household items, such as cleaning and cooking utensils, food, and other household supplies, as well as the upkeep of household equipment and fixtures.
Other jobs involve maintaining house furnishings, such a dishwasher, dishwasher fixtures, and laundry.
Many of the housekeeping jobs are similar to other cleaning and service jobs, such the one described above.
However, many housekeeping positions require specific skills such as handling hazardous materials or maintaining a high standard of hygiene.5.
How are housekeeping salaries calculated?
APH offers salary information for housekeepers across the country, including salary ranges and career paths.
APS states that average salary for housekeeping occupations is $43,400 annually.6.
What is the best housekeeping job for a college student?
APS says that home cleaning and maintenance positions are among the highest-paying, with average annual compensation of $45,800, and many jobs offer additional benefits such as health insurance, pension, and retirement benefits.7.
How can you earn more in housekeeping?
If you’re looking for more tips on how to start your career, APH has several resources to help you get started:• What are the best college job search resources?
APMEX offers a free career tool that shows you what jobs are most lucrative.
The tool includes job descriptions, salary ranges, and job descriptions that include the words “college.”• APH provides career advice on its website and offers tips on the careers page of its site.• What can you do as a housekeeping worker?
APHA’s CareerBuilder app gives you access to a wealth of career information.
You can search for housekeeper positions in your area, learn how to find jobs that pay well, and find job offers online.8.
How long do housekeeping workers spend on their jobs?
According the National Center for Homekeeping, the average homekeeping employee spends two years to four years at a job.
How many housekeepers do you know?
According in a 2015 survey by the APH, approximately 14.4 million Americans are housewives.10.
What do housekeeper workers make?
According an APH survey, housekeepers typically earn an average of $40,000 per year.
That’s a difference of nearly $20,000, which is nearly twice the salary of a typical nursing home nurse.11.
What are some tips for becoming a good homekeeper?
If working as a homekeeper is not your dream job, there’s no better time than now to become a certified housekeeper.
APHA recommends that prospective homekeepers take the APHA Housekeeping Certification Exam (HCD) to get their job experience under their belt, and APH also has a free, online housekeeping exam.12.
What if I’m not ready for a career in homekeeping?
According APH data, more than one-third of Americans do not know how to handle hazardous materials.
So if you don’t have the education and experience, or don’t know how it will go, there is no better place to start than with the APHO Certified Homekeeper Program.13.
What happens if I pass the APHCP and become