Butlers in the United States take home approximately $56K per year on average. Around one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and approximately half claim dental coverage as well. Male Butlers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Butlers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$30,308 - $86,247
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$56K
$86K
MEDIAN: $55,568
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$10.00 - $32.00
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,308 - $86,247  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $98,633  
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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$30,914 - $86,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $32.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.51  
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$202.73 - $98,633  
   
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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$30,914 - $86,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $63K. Butlers see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Butlers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $61K.

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Experience Affects Butler Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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