Housekeeping Supervisor

Housekeeping supervisors take pride in a clean and well-ordered environment and they are meticulous about the tasks that must be completed to achieve a clean and tidy atmosphere. Housekeeping supervisors are in charge of ensuring that housekeeping services such as cleaning mopping polishing and sanitizing are performed in a timely and careful manner by their staff. In most settings housekeeping supervisors train new employees on how to do their tasks safely and efficiently. They inspect the work of their staff and they are usually authorized to recommend dismissal of anyone whose work is not up to par. Depending on the setting housekeeping supervisors may also be in charge of supplying clean linens and making sure used linens are laundered properly. The website www.ehow.com says that housekeeping supervisors usually have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Many start out as housekeepers and then get promoted to a supervisory position once they show their competence not only at cleaning but also at managing and motivating other workers. They handle all complaints made by clients as well as by their own staff members. They are usually in charge of taking stock of cleaning supplies and replenishing them when necessary. The company that employs them often provides training on new and improved methods of accomplishing their work which they then convey to their staff. Housekeeping supervisors work in hotels office buildings nursing homes schools condominiums and apartment buildings. Their pay depends on the type of employer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says they earn an average annual salary of approximately $31000. However average pay tends to be higher for those employed by schools and lower for those who work in hotels.

Education Required: High School Diploma
Avg Salary: $31000
High Salary: $33000
Low Salary: $29000
Tasks: Manages a housekeeping department.
Ensures that housekeeping duties are completed correctly.
Hires and trains new employees.
Inspects the work of other housekeepers.
Also Called: Housekeeping Manager
Hospitality Supervisor
Hotel Housekeeping Supervisor
Maid Supervisor
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