£13,520 Average salary at age 20
£22,360 Average Salary
31 Average hours per week


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

Main Tasks

  • Controls the purchase and storing of food, cleaning materials, linen and other household supplies;
  • Maintains household records;
  • Performs a variety of domestic tasks including food preparation and service, cleaning and laundry;
  • Assists employer in washing, dressing, packing and other personal activities.


There are no formal academic entry requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. NVQs/SVQs and other vocational qualifications in hospitality and catering at levels 2 and 3 are available.

What Housekeepers and related occupations studied in higher education

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What Housekeepers and related occupations studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences3
(L4) Social policy1
(Q0) Broadly-based programmes within languages3
(L7) Human & social geography3
(W2) Design studies5
(L3) Sociology5
(C1) Biology3
(C8) Psychology3
(W1) Fine art4
(D3) Animal science4
(F8) Physical geographical sciences3
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies11
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering1
(K1) Architecture1
(C4) Genetics1
(H1) General engineering2
(R1) French studies3
(N5) Marketing1
(W4) Drama1
(M2) Law by topic2
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport5
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences3
(V5) Philosophy1
(Q1) Linguistics1
(T7) American studies1
(B4) Nutrition1
(N1) Business studies1
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work2
(X1) Training teachers3
(C6) Sport & exercise science6
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies1
(V1) History by period2
(Q8) Classical studies1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science3

UK Prospects

49500 Workforce Size
0.50% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
5533 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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