According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for maids and housekeeping cleaners is only $11.43.
Furthermore, many cleaning companies are misclassifying their employees as contractors, allowing workers to be paid less than the minimum wage while lacking access to sick leave, vacation, unemployment insurance, short-term disability insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and health, dental, and vision insurance.
Often, workers must use their own vehicles and supplies, resulting in an extremely low real hourly wage.
With nearly one million people working as maids in our country, Well-Paid Maids aims to support these workers by demonstrating that a living wage is not incompatible with a successful cleaning business.
At Well-Paid Maids, we pay all of our workers a living wage and offer a full benefits package. All employees start with the following wage and benefits:
By paying our workers what they deserve, you can expect your home to be excellently serviced by the happiest maids in the industry.
Aaron is originally from Western New York and has lived in Washington, DC for the last decade. He created Well-Paid Maids to help prove that living-wage businesses can be successful in traditionally low-paying industries.
Ogi is originally from Minnesota but has been living in the DC area for about 2 years. She joined Well-Paid Maids as a cleaner in late 2017 and has since been promoted to operations manager. Ogi lives in Virginia with her family and her dog Maxy. Outside of work, she is passionate about makeup, style and design.
Originally from Central Florida, Aubrey has lived in the DC area for 8 years and now resides in College Park, Maryland. He believes that anyone who works full time should be able to support their family. Outside of work, he enjoys gardening and DIY renovation projects.
Originally from El Salvador, Johanna was raised in Washington, DC. She is a deaf person, attends UDC, and has worked in the cleaning industry for three years. Customers will be sure to notice she goes the extra mile in their homes.
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Tonisha has over 5 years of customer service experience and has always loved a clean home. A mother of 3, she is a very family-oriented person and spends most of her time enjoying family outings.
Dasha was born and raised in Washington, DC and has over 13 years of customer service experience. Before coming to Well-Paid Maids she worked for Hilton Hotels. In her spare time, Dasha loves to play bingo and take her kids out sightseeing.
Born and raised in the DC area, Derrick has 10 years of customer service experience. He is outgoing and looks forward to showing all his clients that their business is important to him. In his spare time, Derrick enjoys paintballing and spending time with his family.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Cynthia recently moved to Maryland for better opportunities. She enjoys cleaning and is a very detailed-oriented person. Cynthia is very enthusiastic and looks forward to giving customers the best of her abilities. Family is important to her so in her spare time she enjoys cooking, especially for family.
Originally from El Salvador, Brisia immigrated to America when she was 16. After living in Maryland, she moved to Washington, DC in 2016 in search of better job opportunities. Previously, Brisia worked in the nonprofit sector helping those in need of food and shelter.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Cynthia came to DC for new opportunities. She holds an associate degree in Criminal Justice and brings with her more than 15 years of housekeeping experience. When not working, Cynthia enjoys gardening, cooking, and music.
Originally from Bangladesh, Nishad has been living in the DC area for over a decade. He has 12 years of customer service experience in the restaurant industry and he’s excited to put those skills to work every day at Well-Paid Maids.
Shon has lived in the DC Metro area his whole life. Before joining Well-Paid Maids, he worked in the customer service field for 6 years. When not working Shon likes to spend his time on activities with his daughter and learning new skills.
Kimberly is from Hyattsville, MD and has over 5 years of customer service and cleaning experience. She is currently going to school and hopes to graduate in 2021. Kimberly is very detail-oriented and looks forward to giving customers a clean home to come back to after a long, tiring day.
Originally from Maryland, Deja has a history of customer service experience and strives to show all her clients that their business is important to her. In her free time, Deja enjoys spending time with her family and is working towards a future career in healthcare.
Latoya was born and raised in Washington, DC. Latoya has been cleaning professionally for more than 10 years. Latoya is very family-oriented and when not working, enjoys slow jams and trips to the beach.
Well-Paid Maids is hiring in DC! Our cleaners make a living wage of at least $17 an hour, and receive benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance, paid time off, employer-paid transportation costs, and more. Click here for a job description and more information on how to apply.