Housekeeper, Maid and Laundress

House Maid

Responsibilities from one household to another may be very different depending on the formality level and employer’s lifestyle.

  • responsible for the hands-on cleaning tasks in the house or property
  • usually follows a daily routine and has good knowledge of cleaning methods and the proper use of cleaning supplies and equipment
  • good organization and ability to prioritize are essential
  • other duties such as light food preparation, shopping and errands may be part of their responsibilities
  • supervised by the Governess, Butler, or Estate or House Manager.

Salary range: $40,000 to $60,000+ US/CAN
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Housekeeper

Responsibilities from one household to another may be very different depending on the formality level and employer’s lifestyle.

  • responsible for the overall cleaning of the house (dusting, vacuum cleaning, waxing floors, making beds, laundry and ironing, etc.)
  • ensures that quality standards are met
  • performs administrative tasks and coordinates certain tasks with the House Manager
  • supervises the team of maids, including the laundress
  • occasionally helps and supports the staff under her supervision
  • may also be asked to take care of children, cook meals and take care of pets

Salary range: $45,000 to $80,000+ US/CAN
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Lady's Maid

Responsibilities from one household to another may be very different depending on the formality level and employer’s lifestyle.

  • female equivalent of the valet
  • provides personal assistance to the lady of the house
  • duties include storage and inventory of fine clothing, jewelry and personal accessories
  • assists in getting dressed, styling hair, and preparing for social events
  • performs light mending and pressing, shoe shining and light housekeeping within the lady’s apartments and other rooms on that floor
  • packs and unpacks for travel and serves light meals
  • requires the utmost flexibility of schedule and duty assignment

Salary range: $45,000 to $80,000+ US/CAN
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Laundress

Responsibilities from one household to another may be very different depending on the formality level and employer’s lifestyle.

  • responsible for every aspect of clothing and linens care, from cataloguing designer items to mending
  • duties include washing, steaming and ironing, organizing and storing seasonal wardrobes, coordinating dry cleaning, and maintaining clothing and linen inventory
  • may also be responsible for organizing closets and polishing shoes
  • supervised by the Housekeeper, Butler, or Estate or House Manager

Salary range: $30,000 to $50,000+ US/CAN
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