There are several factors you should expect to impact the rate of pay. Once you've figured out the basic pay rate, see the following information to help you adjust the rate as needed.
Amount of Housekeeping
Do you need a housekeeper on a regular basis or only on certain occasions?
Which household tasks do you need a housekeeper to perform?
Are the cleaning products and materials provided or will the housekeeper be expected to provide them?
Major metropolitan areas tend to have higher housekeeper rates than rural areas.
Towns can also have a much higher housekeeper rate than rural areas, especially if they serve a large commuter population and are close to a major city.
Additional responsibilities such as babysitting or shopping will require a higher hourly rate
Preparation of snacks or the feeding of pets will also command a higher hourly rate - make sure you confirm these with your housekeeper at the recruitment stage.
As kitchens and bathrooms are more difficult to clean than living spaces the hourly rate should reflect those areas of your home that housekeepers will be responsible for.
Is your housekeeper required to drive to run errands? Are they using your car or theirs?
If they are using their car, you'll want to offer extra compensation for the fuel used whilst driving. Be sure you provide them with petrol money if they are using your car and it needs filling up. Some home owners offer their housekeeper mileage compensation if they are commuting a long distance.
Experienced housekeepers get paid more than those with less experience. Paying more for experience can get you a housekeeper who can better meet your household needs--and give you peace of mind too.
If you need work done in the garden, you'll want a housekeeper that has specific experience to match your needs. Expect to pay more per hour than the basic rate in your local area. It's worth it.
I have worked as a House manager for a number of years. I am a very spotless person and I have a great eye for detail.
I also make beds, laundry, cook and ironing.
I am very reliable and trustworthy.
$40-$50 per hour
7 years experience
Debora G. (3)Featured
Household Help — 4870 Parramatta Park
4870 Parramatta Park
3 years experience
I worked for three years in a hotel in Brazil, cleaning rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and corridors. I arrived in Australia in September and worked in a family home, I had responsibilities with the house and the child. Currently I work at Acommodattion on Sheridan (casual) and my schedules are flexible. I have my own car, driver's license, all equipment and cleaning products. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
$25-$50 per hour
3 years experience
Sachi S. (1)Featured
Household Help — 2603 Forrest
1 year's experience
I am uni student with experience cleaning at medical centres with hospital grade equipment. I make sure every house I clean is to an excellent standard.
$25-$50 per hour
1 year experience
Caitlyn L. (3)Featured
Household Help — 3977 Cranbourne
I have previously been a live-in nanny, which required me to do all the cleaning for the house with children. Happy to do anything that is asked.
$22-$50 per hour
Tonya D. (1)Featured
Household Help — 4216 Coombabah
10+ years experience
I have attention to detail, I love to clean, I’m punctual and reliable. Good sense of humour and I have common sense.
Duties include making beds, change linen, wash and iron clothes, clean and sanitise kitchen and bathrooms, dust, vacuum and mop floors. I own a small cleaning business and I’m looking for ongoing jobs. Feel free to contact me to discuss this further.