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Chauffeur Salary (United States)

The average Chauffeur in the United States earns approximately $11.85 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.82 per hour on the lower side but can approach $20.65 on the higher side. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in three, and just over a fifth earn dental coverage. In a profession dominated by men, 88 percent of Chauffeurs are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chauffeurs. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Chauffeur Salary (?
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$24,344 - $81,894
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MEDIAN: $42,964
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Chauffeur Salary (?
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$7.82 - $20.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,344 - $81,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,096  
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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$20,214 - $69,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.82 - $20.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.58 - $9.93  
Overtime
$9.84 - $37.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,096  
   
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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$20,214 - $69,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $30K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. For Chauffeurs, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Chauffeurs 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 $50K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly more than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about a seventh.

Pay Difference By Location

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Los Angeles
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National Average
$35,000
Austin
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Chauffeurs, 58 percent higher than the national average. Chauffeurs will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent). Chauffeurs in Austin report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 64%