Hello....I am new to this forum. I was reading some of the postings yesterday and most seem to be geared toward those doing the cleaning and questions on bidding and things like that....however I am on the other end and am seeking advice on what to pay our cleaning staff.
I am an office manager for a 2 physician medical practice near Austin Texas. Here is the info on our building:
I have an employee who does our cleaning M-F in the evening....(5 nights). She is a paid employee and I do take taxes out of her check. She has no benefits since she is classified as a part time employee. She is asking for a raise so I am looking for advice on what the going rate would be to pay her. I don't want to overpay her, but I also don't want her to be underpaid. She currently is paid by the hour and it takes her approximately 100 hours a month to clean. The office provides all the cleaning supplies and equipment.
What would be a fair hourly rate? Or, should I pay by square footage, as I read in some of the other postings, and if so, how much?
Post by integritycs on Mar 26, 2009 6:03:16 GMT -5
The rate will vary according to the part of the country you are located in.
In Florida our starting wage is $10.00 per hour. From what I hear we pay above the industry average in Florida. The return on our investment is well worth it though. We enjoy very good employee retention and avoid many of the problems associated with the $8.00 per hour employees.
Post by ECBS Clean Team on Mar 26, 2009 7:56:04 GMT -5
I agree $ 8 / Hr. is a fair ave. wage for cleaning.
Reg. night cleaners for our company get paid $ 8 / hr. We actually pay a flat fee per clean based on 8 / hr. so if someone is a good cleaners & hustles they end up making more as long as the buildings look good.
I have a guy who does this, does a great clean & makes about $10 / hr.
I own a business in Central Minnesota. I have 4 part time employees that earn $9 to $9.75/hr., depending on how long they ahve been with me. I have one lead cleaner that makes the $9.75/hr. I have 2 contract cleaners that earn $10/hr but they are responsible for their taxes.