HOUSEKEEPER’S CLEANING COSTS IN LONDON
In London, the cost of a housekeeper typically ranges between £13 – £25 per hour. Here are the average costs for each of the top five housekeeper categories:
House cleaners tend to charge an average of £17-£22. per hour
House cleaning agencies charge an average of £17-£24.06 per hour
Form apartment cleaning look for roughly between £12:00- £20.00 per hour
professional cleaners seek £14 -£25 per hour
cleaning services company charge £23.09 per hour
What Factors Affects The Cost Of Housecleaning Services?
In general, house cleaners should be paid at least minimum wage according to the area they live in. In London, that means £8.72 -£10 per hour. But if the minimum wage is the requirement, then why are the average prices nearly double that? Well, it all boils down to exactly what they do. Find below the minimum wage for all ages including an apprentice.
|25 and over||21 to 24||18 to 20||Under 18||Apprentice|
|April 2020 to March 2021||£8.72||£8.20||£6.45||£4.55||£4.15|
|April 2019 to March 2020||£8.21||£7.70||£6.15||£4.35||£3.90|
|April 2018 to March 2019||£7.83||£7.38||£5.90||£4.20||£3.70|
|April 2017 to March 2018||£7.50||£7.05||£5.60||£4.05||£3.50|
|October 2016 to March 2017||£7.20||£6.95||£5.55||£4.00||£3.40|
|April 2016 to September 2016||£7.20||£6.70||£5.30||£3.87||£3.30|
Cleaning homes is hard work, which is why the minimum wage is simply the minimum. Housekeepers can spend multiple hours doing physical labour in a home, so it’s only fair that they’re paid accordingly. There are multiple reasons why housekeeper costs can vary. Below are just a few of the key factors:
Housekeepers Charge per Square-footage. The bigger your home, the more there is to clean. If you have a large home, it will take more time and effort and cleaning materials to clean. As a result, the housekeeper cost will rise.
Average time. If you only need someone in for an hour, chances are you’ll be paying a lot more per hour for it than if they are needed for a longer period of time. Short jobs may not require as much work, but housekeepers are losing out on potential income based on travel time to and from your home.
Location and Postcode of your Home. How far the housekeeper has to travel to your home will significantly play a role in the cost the cleaner will charge you If a housekeeper is required to drive or take transit to your home, they are using their own funds to do this. House cleaning costs may rise to offset the travel costs of cleaners and their cleaning materials.
Priorities and Specialize cleaning. If you require a specific type of cleanings—like carpet or canopy cleaning—it may mean the housekeeper will bring in specialist cleaning materials and types of equipment. House cleaning specialists may charge more because they have to bring special equipment or a particular job requires specific care.
Frequency of cleaning. How often you require a cleaner can really affect the price. If you only clean your home once a month, bringing in a housekeeper for a one-time clean will cost you more as there is a month’s worth of cleaning to catch up on. The frequency at which you bring in a housekeeper can also affect your costs as one-off visits tend to cost more than regularly scheduled cleaning.
- Housekeeper’s knowledge and Years of experience. The duration the housekeeper has been cleaning is one of the primary causes of price fluctuation. Just like in any job, the longer you work in it, the more you expect to be paid. Housekeeping is no different. If you want someone with 10 or more years of experience, expect to pay for it.