Housekeepers and Related Occupations

Housekeepers and related workers perform domestic cleaning and other housekeeping tasks within private households, hotels, schools, hostels and other non-private households.


New workers

New workers start around £6,049. Normal pay is £16,846 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £30,008.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 47,266 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Assists employer in washing, dressing, packing and other personal activities.

  • Performs a variety of domestic tasks including food preparation and service, cleaning and laundry.

  • Maintains household records.

  • Controls the purchase and storing of food, cleaning materials, linen and other household supplies.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Housekeeping

  • Ironing

  • Mopping

  • Cooking

  • Furniture Cleaning

  • Infection Control

  • Linens

  • Cleaning Products

  • Bed-Making

  • Window Cleaning

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Cleanliness

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communication

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Customer Service

  • Time Management

  • Organizational Skills

  • Loading And Unloading

  • First Aid

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.