How Much do Maids Make?

Do maids make a lot of money? What is the average pay for maids?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, maids in the United States earn an average of $26,810 a year, equivalent to $12.89 an hour. Maids make 50% less than the average American worker.

Maids in Hawaii are the best paid, making $38,740 a year, while maids in Mississippi make the least at $20,610.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Maid Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $18.22 $37,900
75th $14.46 $30,080
50th $11.95 $24,850
25th $10.24 $21,290
10th $8.98 $18,680
Maid Wages by State

In what states do maids make the most? In what states do maids make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $10.21 $21,240
Alaska $14.44 $30,030
Arizona $12.35 $25,700
Arkansas $10.53 $21,910
California $15.81 $32,890
Colorado $13.29 $27,640
Connecticut $13.66 $28,420
Delaware $11.76 $24,460
Florida $11.60 $24,130
Georgia $10.16 $21,140
Hawaii $18.63 $38,740
Idaho $11.25 $23,410
Illinois $13.34 $27,740
Indiana $11.10 $23,100
Iowa $11.55 $24,030
Kansas $10.95 $22,780
Kentucky $11.09 $23,080
Louisiana $10.11 $21,030
Maine $13.11 $27,270
Maryland $12.96 $26,970
Massachusetts $16.02 $33,320
Michigan $12.42 $25,840
Minnesota $14.03 $29,190
Mississippi $9.91 $20,610
Missouri $11.04 $22,960
Montana $11.88 $24,710
Nebraska $12.19 $25,360
Nevada $15.24 $31,710
New Hampshire $13.07 $27,180
New Jersey $13.33 $27,720
New Mexico $10.88 $22,630
New York $18.05 $37,550
North Carolina $11.06 $23,010
North Dakota $12.73 $26,480
Ohio $11.25 $23,400
Oklahoma $10.42 $21,670
Oregon $13.83 $28,770
Pennsylvania $11.91 $24,770
Rhode Island $14.63 $30,430
South Carolina $10.23 $21,270
South Dakota $11.15 $23,180
Tennessee $10.86 $22,590
Texas $10.92 $22,710
Utah $12.60 $26,210
Vermont $13.23 $27,510
Virginia $11.59 $24,110
Washington $14.46 $30,080
West Virginia $11.12 $23,130
Wisconsin $12.06 $25,080
Wyoming $12.59 $26,180
Metro Areas Where Maids Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
San Francisco, CA $19.92 $41,430
Honolulu, HI $19.58 $40,720
Kahului, HI $18.26 $37,980
New York, NY $18.03 $37,510
Vallejo, CA $17.79 $37,000
San Jose, CA $17.47 $36,330
Kingston, NY $17.11 $35,580
Boston, MA $16.47 $34,260
Sacramento, CA $16.44 $34,180
Salinas, CA $16.10 $33,480
Maid Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $12.89 $26,810
2018 $12.30 $25,570
2017 $11.84 $24,630
2016 $11.46 $23,830
2015 $11.05 $22,990
2014 $10.82 $22,500
2013 $10.64 $22,130
2012 $10.49 $21,820
2011 $10.31 $21,440