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Butler Salary

Pay for Butlers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Most Butlers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Butlers (81 percent) who took the survey. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,651 - $78,350
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $48,812
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90%

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$9.90 - $39.45
(Median)
$9
$15
$39
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,651 - $78,350  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $56,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,646 - $77,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $39.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.71 - $11.25  
Overtime
$11.00 - $21.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$250.00 - $56,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$28,646 - $77,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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.

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Butler Tasks

  • Oversee planning for parties.
  • Manage and maintain household budget.
  • Manage the family's schedule and make travel arrangements.
  • Maintain an inventory of household items, particularly of artwork and antiques.

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Pay by Experience Level for Butler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Butlers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $47K. Butlers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Butler with more than 20 years of experience can earn $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Butler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 42%