Chauffeur Salary

The average Chauffeur in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.95 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.88 per hour on the low end to $24.18 on the high end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Chauffeurs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Chauffeurs are male. While the larger part report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and nearly one in four have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,164 - $76,753
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$77K
MEDIAN: $41,732
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$7.88 - $24.18
(Median)
$7
$12
$24
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,164 - $76,753  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$20,171 - $67,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $24.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23 - $9.79  
Overtime
$10.26 - $37.81  
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 - $5,068  
   
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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$20,171 - $67,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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 $50K.

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' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Chauffeurs in Austin bring in salaries that are 29 percent lower than the national average.

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

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