Chambermaid Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The chambermaid (room attendant) job includes the following responsibilities: (i) cleans guest rooms in hotels or similar establishments; (ii) makes beds and changes linen; (iii) replenishes supplies of toilet paper, soap, and towels; (iv) arranges for laundry and dry-cleaning services at the guests' request. [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Chambermaid Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
Australia average income PPP $ 1,730 $ 1,698 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 2,696 dollars 17% 39.9
Hong Kong average salary PPP $ 1,628 $ 1,222 Normal hours of work, 2005. Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, [9]. 10,000 dollars 5% 48.5
Norway average income PPP $ 1,448 $ 1,770 Employees, 1999. Women only. Statistics Norway, [9]. 15,500 kroners 24%
Canada average income PPP $ 1,442 $ 1,349 Employees, 2004. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 2,210 dollars 23% 32.1
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,294 $ 1,545 Normal hours of work, 2004. Women only - men make 1,569 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 1,567 euros 23% 37.8
U.S. median salary PPP $ 1,251 $ 1,251 Standardized salary (180 hours/month), Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. U.S. Department of Labor, [9], [t]. 1,413 dollars 14%
UK median salary PPP $ 1,224 $ 1,421 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 975 pounds 20% 37.8
Germany average salary PPP $ 1,066 $ 1,151 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 1,185 euros 22% 39.0
Taiwan average income PPP $ 1,056 $ 566 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 19,502 dollars 6% 45.4
Austria average salary PPP $ 996 $ 798 Employees, minimum per month, 2002. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 972 euros 20% 40.0
Korea average salary PPP $ 965 $ 765 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 848,630 wons 8% 42.6
Italy average salary PPP $ 954 $ 1,030 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,021 euros 19% 40.0
Portugal average salary PPP $ 670 $ 537 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 508 euros 12% 39.6
Philippines average salary PPP $ 592 $ 131 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 7,843 pesos 9%
Hungary average salary PPP $ 515 $ 327 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 81,192 forints 20%
Poland average income PPP $ 489 $ 262 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 1,282 zlotys 28% 40.0
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 444 $ 290 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 8,660 korunas 20% 36.6
China average salary PPP $ 413 $ 97 Employees, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 861 yuans 8%
Mexico average income PPP $ 408 $ 261 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 2,898 pesos 2% 50.0
Russia average salary PPP $ 400 $ 160 Employees, 2004. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 5,139 roubles 13% 39.5
Slovakia average income PPP $ 392 $ 201 Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 8,064 korunas 22% 32.3
Latvia average income PPP $ 390 $ 173 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 129 lats 25% 34.8
Thailand average salary PPP $ 376 $ 120 Men employees, 2005. Women make 4,634 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 5,130 bahts 6% 49.0
Peru average salary PPP $ 347 $ 159 Employees, June 2005. Women only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 587 sols 11% 28.7
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 339 $ 129 Employees, 2002. Women. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 587 litas 26% 39.8
Brazil average income PPP $ 332 $ 122 Employees, Dec 2003. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 386 reals 10% 43.6
Kuwait average income PPP $ 323 $ 403 Men employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 115 dinars 0% 52.0
Romania average salary PPP $ 259 $ 133 Women employees, 2005. Men make 514 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 511 new lei 25% 38.8
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
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