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 pay for their own transportation costs 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.
Aubrey grew up in Central Florida, and for the last decade has lived in DC and College Park, MD. Aubrey has a background in organizational design and has been helping businesses grow for almost 15 years.
After years in Maryland, Lexi recently moved to DC. She was promoted twice in her first year with Well-Paid Maids, and is now one of our Operations Managers. In her free time, Lexi enjoys spending time with her family. Lexi is task-oriented and takes pride in her work.
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.
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.
Markell was born and raised in Maryland. He is a hard worker who has been cleaning professionally for over 4 years. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and hopes to one day earn a degree in astrophysics.
A mother of one, Jolene is a lifelong resident of Washington, DC. She loves animals and helping people. When not at work, Jolene enjoys music and creative writing.
Brittany has lived in the DMV for her whole life. She is a dedicated and loving mother of two. Outside of work, Brittany enjoys cooking and trying new things.
Sahara was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Maryland. She is hardworking and loves to set goals and accomplish them. When not working, Sahara likes to spend time with her two dogs, Lady and Leo.
Rena is a lifelong resident of Maryland. Rena has a hearing impairment, but does not allow this to define her as a person. She reads lips, texts fluently, and knows American Sign Language. In her spare time, Rena loves photography and spending time with her family.
Brisia recently returned to the Well-Paid Maids team after a year seeking new adventures and opportunities. She first joined our team in 2018, and we are thrilled to welcome her back!
Originally from Washington, DC, Karen brings more than a decade of professional cleaning and customer service experience to our team. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and delights in making sure her customers have a clean home.
Originally from El Salvador, Iris grew up in Prince George’s County. In her spare time, she loves to paint, listen to good music, cook, and photograph beautiful pictures.
Born in El Salvador and raised in Virginia, Liliana has more than a decade of cleaning and customer service experience. When not working, Liliana enjoys spending time out and about with her 4 children.
Rosa looks forward to using her 20 years of professional cleaning experience to make your home shine. Outside of work, Rosa enjoys spending time with her family and staying involved at her church.
Amy is from Waldorf, MD. She is extremely detail-oriented and has a relentlessly positive outlook on life.
Hannah is a part-time psychology student who has worked in customer service for more than 6 years. In her downtime, she loves hiking, baking, and meeting new people.
A lifelong Maryland resident, Griffin holds an associate degree in game design and is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in programming. In his free time, he enjoys playing music, reading, and spending time with his cat, Midnight.
Jesy was born and raised in Maryland. Jesy is a hard worker who always makes sure to leave a job well done. Outside of work, he loves to exercise and spend time with his friends and his two dogs, Beans and Sora.
Dominiek was born and raised in Maryland, and has been working in cleaning and customer service for the past 8 years. Dominiek loves to try new things! In his spare time, he likes to make music and try out new restaurants.
Tathiana (Thaty) has been cleaning professionally for many years. She earned an Associate degree in Hospitality Management. Thaty has a great sense of humor and loves to joke around, but when there is work to be done, Thaty is focused and ambitious.
Originally from Maryland, Jasmine now lives in DC. She studied early childhood development, and in her free time enjoys road trips and baking cupcakes.
Eddie is currently pursuing their bachelor’s degree in psychology from Towson University. Eddie plans to pursue a career in counseling after graduation. Eddie is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. In their free time, they love binging new books, shows, and movies.
Andrea recently moved to the DC area from West Virginia, where she grew up. Andrea has been cleaning professionally for almost 5 years, and outside of work enjoys long-boarding, bouldering, and cooking.
London is a lifeline resident of the DMV. She is a self-taught artist who enjoys painting, listening to music, and exploring new places with her daughter.
Aysia has lived all over the country and is proud to make DC her permanent home. When not working, she loves to spend time with her friends and check out new movies on Netflix.
Well-Paid Maids is hiring in DC! Our cleaners make a living wage of at least $22 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.