According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for maids and housekeeping cleaners in the DC Metro Area is only $15.44.
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.
We pay all of our workers a living wage and provide a full benefits package. All employees are offered:
In addition, as W-2 staff, all employees are covered by:
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. She joined Well-Paid Maids as a cleaner in late 2017 and has since been promoted to Operations Manager. Ogi lives in Chicago with her family and her dog Maxi. Outside of work, she is passionate about makeup, style and design.
Aubrey grew up in Central Florida, and for the last decade has lived in DC and College Park, MD. He studied plant science and organizational design in college, and has been helping grow small businesses for more than a decade. When not working, Aubrey enjoys gardening with his 2 chihuahuas.
Dasha was born and raised in Washington, DC. She worked as a cleaner for Well-Paid Maids for 3 years before being promoted to Operations Manager. In her spare time, Dasha loves to play bingo and take her kids out sightseeing.
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.
Kimberly is originally from Hyattsville, MD and has been with Well-Paid Maids since 2018. She is extremely organized and detail-oriented. Kimberly’s favorite part of her job is helping customers relax in a clean home after a long day of work and responsibilities.
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.
After years in Maryland, Lexi recently moved to D.C. She enjoys spending time with her family in her free time. She has over 7 years of customer service experience. Lexi is task-oriented and takes pride in her work.
Allison is a hard-working mother of two small children. She has extensive experience in cleaning and customer service. In her free time, she loves trying new foods and watching cartoons with her kids.
Originally from the Philippines, Rigel has lived in the DMV for 12 years. Rigel wishes to demonstrate his exceptional work ethic and attention to detail at every step of the process. During his leisure time, Rigel enjoys hiking and trying new dishes to cook at home.
Diana is originally from Oklahoma, and now lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter. Diana is fascinated by the history, landmarks, and beauty of the DMV. When not working Diana enjoys music, video games, playing with her cats, and exploring.
Originally from El Salvador, Liliana was raised in Northern Virginia. She has more than 10 years of experience in customer service and cleaning homes. When not working, Liliana enjoys spending time with her 3 kids.
Originally from South Dakota, Chelsea has lived in the DC area for the past 2 years. She has worked as a cleaning professional for nearly a decade. When not at work, Chelsea likes to spend time with her baby and pets.
Originally from Maryland, Nathalie has also spent time in Texas, which she considers a second home. Nathalie has worked for children, the elderly and animals for more than 10 years — her true heart is for serving others. During her free time, Nathalie enjoys spending time with her son and traveling.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Cameron has been living in Maryland for three years. Cameron has a background in theater and most recently worked in retail management. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and painting.
Well-Paid Maids is hiring in DC! Our cleaners make a living wage of at least $20 an hour, and receive benefits including insurance, paid time off, paid transportation, and more. Click here for a job description and more information on how to apply.