In Managua, the basic salary for a full time (maximum 48 hours a week) housekeeper or maid is between $150 to $200, plus extra hours.
Housekeepers or maids usually sleep at the place where they work, meaning in a room at their house of service. But others chose to leave at the end of the day to go back home. This would usually depend if help is from the city where she works. If she is from a different city far away, it is easier for her to stay.
The rights for housekeepers and maids are very respected in our country of Nicaragua, which protects them through our Labor Law. Some people choose to pay them more than the basic rate since their work is very much appreciated.