Hotel Executive Housekeepers


Hotel Executive Housekeepers


Hotel executive housekeepers direct and control the staff and operations of housekeeping departments within a hotel. They ensure that the rooms and property are clean and presentable. Millions of people are employed at all levels of housekeeping and in different fields, such as lodging, hospitals, nursing homes, retail, and schools. The IEHA, an organization for housekeeping executives, has more than 1,300 members. Executive housekeepers are also known as directors of housekeeping services.

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree



Several years experience in hospitality, housekeeping, and staff



Business Management


Personality Traits

Hands On


Overall earnings are affected by experience, level of education, type and size of organization, and number of employees supervised. Median annual earnings of executive housekeepers were $50,816 in February 2020, according to Salary.com. Salaries ranged from less than $42,575 for the lowest 10 percent to more than $59,555 for the highest 10 percent.

As part of the salary package, managers...

Work Environment

Executive housekeepers should expect to be on their feet much of their workday. They must perform walk-arounds of the entire hotel property to inspect any areas that may not be up to par with hotel standards. They also spend time forecasting with other hotel executives, meeting with different suppliers and vendors, and resolving problems with staff.

The hours are long and stressful. Many...


The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that employment for first-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers will increase faster than the average for all careers through 2028. Several key factors, among them more international business travel, rising personal incomes, continued growth of the two-income family, and increased emphasis on leisure time and trav...