A housekeeper is more than a maid. A housekeeper can take care of the various duties for which you may not have the time or ability. Housekeepers can come to your home on a daily basis or a live in accommodation. They clean your house, run errands and help with your children after school and basically run your home. The kind of housekeeper you need should be determined by your day to day schedule and budget. Here is the standard minimum wage for a housekeeper in New York.