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Butler Salary

Butlers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K annually. The majority of Butlers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Butlers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. 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 just over a half and dental coverage is claimed by just under one-half.

$29,651 - $78,350
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,354
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50%
90%

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$9.90 - $39.45
(Median)
$9
$15
$39
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
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: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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: 2 May 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.


For Butlers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Butlers make a median salary of $49K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Butlers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $51K.

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Experience Affects Butler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 45%
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