For Butlers, annual average wages total $57K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Butlers who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little over a half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$30,630 - $87,864|
|Bonus||$201.34 - $16,886|
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|$30,133 - $86,230|
|Hourly Rate||$10.00 - $31.07|
|Bonus||$201.34 - $16,886|
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Job Description for Butler
Butlers are also known as home managers, and the term is often interchangeable. They generally work for affluent families, celebrities, politicians, businessmen, and other upper-class people.Read More...
Butlers are often in charge of the household and generally oversee other household staff such as maids, chefs, chauffeurs, and gardeners, and also receive guests at the door. If the size of domestic staff is small, they may need to know how to make and serve drinks, including cocktails, wines, spirits, and other beverages. They may also be responsible for the inventory of foods/beverages and their employers' wine cellar. If the domestic staff is large, they may delegate these tasks to others.
Excellent communications skills are required for this position, as well as strong knowledge of social etiquette and formal service. Extensive working experience in hospitality is often preferred by employers. Butlers may work in all types of homes, from small to very large; in any case, they must be able to relieve their employers of their household duties, as well as maintain confidentiality and protect their employers' privacy.
Butlers must serve as leaders, as they generally oversee the entire domestic staff. They may also be responsible for staff-training and work scheduling. These positions do not usually require college degrees, though flexibility will be required, as their employers are often busy in the evenings and on weekends. Butlers may have to personally run these events or hire outside vendors to cater for them.
- Manage the family's schedule and make travel arrangements.
- Maintain an inventory of household items, particularly of artwork and antiques.
- Oversee planning for parties.
- Manage and maintain household budget.
Pay by Experience Level for Butler
Pay by Experience for a Butler has a positive trend. An entry-level Butler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Butler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Butler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 12 salaries. A Butler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 11 salaries.
Key Stats for Butler
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