Butler Salary

Pay for Butlers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K annually. There are far more male Butlers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two in five lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and nearly one-half have dental, too. For the most part, Butlers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,073 - $81,593

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$10.00 - $40.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,073 - $81,593  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $13,277  
Total Pay (?
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$29,635 - $81,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $40.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.59 - $12.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$489.36 - $13,277  
   
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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$29,635 - $81,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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.


Butlers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. Butlers see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $55K.

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Experience Affects Butler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 41%
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