Housekeeper or related occupation

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


  • 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.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 30% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for housekeeper or related occupation is £16,453

828 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 828. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for housekeeper or related occupation roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £16,453 per year. That is about £1,371 per month or £8.44 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,578, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,918

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 828 people are employed in the region.

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