Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (37-2012)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3,4293,711 8.228 85113
United States 1,457,7001,569,400 7.711,170 34,77045,940

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.468.359.11 10.4912.6816.55
Alaska 13.359.9410.83 12.6015.1418.25
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 12.7610.1310.80 11.9814.3816.98
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.1810.0211.19 13.5116.9119.24
Southeast Region 14.6310.3211.35 13.5817.3721.69
Balance of State 12.879.7610.42 12.5214.6917.15

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5,3041,863 35.140.1 30.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,323
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation695
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 3,394
Number of job position postings 474
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training