For 2020, Denver raised its minimum wage to $12.85 per hour. Of course, we are in full compliance with this new standard. In fact, 5280 House Cleaning is the local industry leader in terms of pay. Our premium wage levels represent a living wage for our cleaning service employees. Under the existing competitive employment conditions, our premium wage levels allow us to continue to attract and retain the most highly talented professional cleaners in the industry. Our turnover among experienced cleaners is very low and in our experience, exceptional employee retention is one of the keys to retaining recurring clients.
Having a high hourly pay rate is only part of the picture. Most of our recurring clients are paying a fixed rate per clean, which is calibrated to a targeted hourly rate per cleaner, based on clean times (commencing upon arrival, and ending upon departure). That notwithstanding, our cleaners are generally paid from the time they depart our offices until their return to our office, minus lunch. This means they are being paid for travel time and cleaning time. Most cleaning companies pay their employees, and especially contractors, for only cleaning times. We estimate this difference in calculating hours accounts for a $3 per hour premium for our new employees, and $4 per hour premium for Team Leaders and Managers. Taking this into account, we are not aware of any other (than one) cleaning service in Denver which beats or matches our pay levels.
Of course, all of our cleaners are full time employees (no part-time or contractors). After several months with our company, employees become eligible for Fantastic Employee Benefits. Why not give us a call to see how better pay can translate to better house cleaning service for you? Please call 303 615 5280.
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