How Well-Paid Maids and Living Wage for US are Working Together

Well-Paid Maids, the D.C. area’s only living-wage home cleaning company, has been recently recognized for its relentless commitment to high wages for its workers.

The firm has received a Tier II+ certification from Living Wage for US, an Oxfam International-incubated national living wage accreditation program. The certification was announced during the global “Living Wage Week” in November. Tier II+ is the highest certification awarded at this time.

Well-Paid Maids’ staff are employees, not contractors, and as such receive health, dental, and vision insurance; 22 paid days off each year; and 100 percent reimbursed commuting costs, among other benefits. In order to determine the company’s level of certification, Living Wage for US calculated the total value of all cash wages and benefits provided to staff (for the record, almost no matter where you live, $15 an hour is woefully inadequate). Based on that calculation, Well-Paid Maids employees effectively receive more than $25 an hour when cash wages and the value of benefits are added together.

After receiving the accreditation, Well-Paid Maids founder Aaron Seyedian spoke at a Living Wage Week event about the social and professional benefits of third-party living wage certification. He was also interviewed by Fast Company about the tool and his company’s relationship with Living Wage for US (you can read it here).

“The whole idea is to have a service that folks can feel good about using,” Seyedian told the national magazine. “A virtuous cycle definitely exists.”

If you’re ready to get your home professionally cleaned by one of Well-Paid Maids’ fully vaccinated employees, you can give them a call at 202-715-1646 or book an appointment quickly and easily online. If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected] and they will be happy to help you out.

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