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Chauffeur Salary

Median pay for Chauffeurs in the United States is around $12.00 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.94 per hour on the low end to $24.22 on the high end. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up the vast majority of Chauffeurs (88 percent) who took the survey. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than a third and dental insurance is reported by about a fourth. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,155 - $76,753
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$77K
MEDIAN: $41,760
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90%

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$7.94 - $24.22
(Median)
$7
$12
$24
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,155 - $76,753  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
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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$20,308 - $66,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.94 - $24.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23 - $10.00  
Overtime
$10.37 - $37.76  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
   
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).
)
$20,308 - $66,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182

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Job Description for Chauffeur

Chauffeurs are responsible for all aspects of providing luxury transportation to a client. This is a highly visible service position, and chauffeurs must follow all driving laws while keeping to their client’s schedule.

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Chauffeur Tasks

  • Assist with requests like directions, local information, extra stops for errands, etc.
  • Lift, load, and unload packages and items that travel with clients, like suitcases or groceries.
  • Transport clients safely from one location to another in a vehicle.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chauffeur

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


Chauffeurs generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Chauffeurs make a median salary of $45K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


Professionals earn a generous sum in the three largest American cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each offer salaries above the national average. Chauffeurs in Austin take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 30 percent less than the national average. Employers in Atlanta and Las Vegas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (26 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 58%
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