Chauffeur Salary (United States)

Earnings for Chauffeurs in the United States typically come in at around $11.85 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $7.82 per hour and does not exceed $20.65. Residency and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to around one third, and about a quarter earn dental coverage. In a profession dominated by men, 88 percent of Chauffeurs are male. Job satisfaction for Chauffeurs is high. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Chauffeur Salary (?
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$24,344 - $81,894
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MEDIAN: $42,964
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,344 - $81,894  
   
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$0.00 - $5,096  
Total Pay (?
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$20,214 - $69,798  
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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
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$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  
PayScale
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.
For many but not all Chauffeurs, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $30K, increasing to $40K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $44K. As Chauffeurs reach 20 years on the job, salary growth continues to be strong, with earnings averaging $50K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$35,000
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For Chauffeurs, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 58 percent above the national average. Chauffeurs will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent). Chauffeurs in Austin earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

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$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%
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