How Much Should You Pay Your House Manager?

Published on September 25, 2019

Are you considering hiring a House Manager but are unsure how much you should pay them? A variety of factors can affect how much you pay your new House Manager, including:

  • How many days/hours they will be working
  • Whether they are living in or living out
  • The package offered to them
  • Your budget
  • Their skill level and experience

To help you out, Polo & Tweed have created a handy Salary Guideline for House Managers below.

General Salary Guidelines

An Entry level/Less experienced House Manager is a candidate with 2-4 years experience. They will expect a starting salary of £350-500 net per week live in and £400-550 net per week live out. As a yearly salary, this would range from £22,000 gross to £37,000 gross per year.

A Mid level/More experienced House Manager is a candidate 4-8 years experience. They will expect a salary of £550-800 net per week live in and £600-1000 net per week live out. As a yearly salary, this would range from £37,000 gross to £80,000 gross per year.

A High level/Very experienced House Manager is a candidate with 8+ years experience. They will expect a salary of £1000+ net per week live in and £1200+ net per week live out. As a yearly salary this would be from £80,000 gross per year upwards.

So you can see that a House Manager’s salary varies a lot, depending on their experience. If you have a large household or estate and you expect your House Manager to manage a number of other household staff, you may be looking for a House Manager with a high level of experience. However, if you have a smaller household and do not need you House Manager to manage other staff, then an entry level House Manager may be suitable for you. An entry level House Manager may be someone who has previously worked in a private household as a Housekeeper or a Nanny. Having worked with families in private households they have a good understanding of how to manage a household, however they may not have actually been a House Manager previously. This level of experience can work well if you are on a tighter budget and do not necessarily need someone with lots of experience. If you think you may be somewhere in the middle – then a House Manager with med-level experience may be best suited to your household.

Hours/Days

The above guidelines shown are generally for full-time House Managers. However, you may decide that you do not need someone to work for you full-time and may be looking for a part-time House Manager. The hourly rate for part-time staff can vary, and again, depends on the amount of hours required, the duties involved and your budget. If you are looking for a part-time House Manager, why not give us a call and let us know your requirements!

The Package Offered

When hiring a House Manager, the package offered includes:

  • their salary,
  • holiday,
  • any bonuses/benefits,
  • accommodation (if required),
  • and a car (if required).

These extra things will affect how much their salary is, and great benefits can often make a job more attractive to candidates! If you are looking for a live-in House Manager, you may have noticed that their expected salary is slightly less than that of a live-out House Manager. This is because on top of their salary, you would be expected to provide accommodation with all bills included.

At Polo & Tweed we are always happy to hear from you, so to have a chat about your requirements or for further advise on House Manager salaries, please do give us a call on 0203 858 0233 or enquire online here.

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