According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for maids in the Washington, DC area is only $12.22/hour.
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, workers’ compensation insurance, and health and dental insurance.
Often, workers must use their own vehicles and supplies, resulting in an extremely low real hourly wage.
With nearly 15,000 people working as maids in our region, we aim to help raise wages for everyone by demonstrating that respect for workers is not incompatible with a successful cleaning business.
At Well-Paid Maids, we pay all of our workers a living wage (per MIT’s Living Wage Calculator) 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. To learn more about what separates Well-Paid Maids from our competitors, click here.
Originally from El Salvador, Johanna was raised in Washington, DC. She is a deaf person and attends UDC. She has worked in the cleaning industry for a year. Customers will be sure to notice she goes the extra mile in their homes.
Auggie is from Minnesota and has worked in the cleaning industry for six years. She is married with one child and is passionate about makeup, style, and design. Customers with pets will be happy to know that she is a big animal lover.
Shonta is from Virginia and has worked in the cleaning industry for nine years. She is a graduate of Spingarn High School, where she studied cosmetology. A self-described “people person,” she aims to leave every customer with a smile on their face.
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.