Chauffeur Salary

Chauffeurs in the United States take home approximately $11.98 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $7.97 per hour and $24.45. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to about two in five, and approximately one in four earn dental coverage. There are far more male Chauffeurs survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Most Chauffeurs like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,890 - $75,536
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$76K
MEDIAN: $41,766
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90%

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$7.97 - $24.45
(Median)
$8
$12
$24
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,890 - $75,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
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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$20,252 - $65,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $24.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $9.97  
Overtime
$10.30 - $37.66  
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 - $5,083  
   
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).
)
$20,252 - $65,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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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Chauffeurs typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Driver/Core Development and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Chauffeur

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


Chauffeurs who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Chauffeurs who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $48K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the three biggest cities in America, are lucrative areas where pay is higher than the national average. Place of residence plays a huge part in a Chauffeur's salary, with Austin Chauffeurs earning salaries that are 30 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Las Vegas (27 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Chauffeur Salaries

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 8%

National Average
$36,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 58%
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