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

The Executive Housekeeper

WHAT IS AN EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER?

Here’s a common description of this profession:

  • Supervises and work along the housekeeping team (e.g. housekeepers,
    laundresses) to make sure the household standards are respected.
  • Performs administrative tasks and coordinates certain tasks with the
    House Manager.
  • Reports to the House Manager.

Salary range: $50,000 to $90,000+

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The Housekeeper

WHAT IS A HOUSEKEEPER?

Here’s a common description of this profession:

  • Also known as House Maid.
  • Exclusively hands-on role.
  • Responsible for the overall cleaning of the house (dusting, vacuum
    cleaning, waxing floors, making beds, laundry and ironing, etc.).
  • Ensures that household quality standards are met.
  • May also be asked to take care of children, cook meals and take care of
    pets.
  • Report to the Executive Housekeeper, House Manager or to the Executive
    Personal Assistant.

Salary range: $35,000 to $60,000+

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The Laundress

WHAT IS A LAUNDRESS?

Here’s a common description of this profession:

  • Duties include washing, steaming and ironing, organizing and storing
    seasonal wardrobes, coordinating dry cleaning, and maintaining clothing
    and linen inventory.
  • Organizing closets and shoe shinning/polishing.
  • Responsible for every aspect of clothing and linens care, from
    cataloguing designer items to mending.
  • Report to the Executive Housekeeper, Butler, or House Manager.

Salary range: $35,000 to $50,000+

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The Lady’s Maid

WHAT IS A LADY’S MAID?

Here’s a common description of this profession:

  • Also known as Chambermaid, the lady’s maid is the 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/polishing and light
    housekeeping within the lady’s apartments and other rooms on that
    floor.
  • Packs and unpacks for travel and serves light meals.
  • Perform the turndown service.
  • Requires the utmost flexibility of schedule and duty assignment.
  • Report directly to madame or the House Manager.

Salary range: $35,000 to $60,000+

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