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Chauffeur Salary

Chauffeurs in the United States take home approximately $11.94 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $7.93 per hour and $22.01. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around one in four collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Chauffeurs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Chauffeurs who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$24,390 - $81,238
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MEDIAN: $41,943
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$7.93 - $22.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,390 - $81,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,111  
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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$20,329 - $69,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $22.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.58 - $9.96  
Overtime
$9.98 - $38.03  
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 - $5,111  
   
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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$20,329 - $69,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $49K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For Chauffeurs, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Chauffeurs will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent). 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.

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 60%