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Earnings

The wages earned by household workers vary according to the kind of work performed, the number of hours worked, household and staff size, experience, and local standards of pay. Earnings vary from around $10 or more an hour in a big city to less than the minimum wage in some rural areas, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Dayworkers often get carfare and a free meal. Live-in domestics usually earn more than dayworkers and also get free room and board. However, they often work longer hours.

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