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.Read More...
Chauffeurs are primarily responsible for ensuring that their client is transported safely and quickly to their desired destination. During the trip, they also ensure their client is comfortable and feels safe. Other tasks performed by the chauffeur include regularly cleaning their vehicle, as well as monitoring the weather and traffic patterns to remain up to date on any issues they may encounter while traveling. As they transport clients, chauffeurs must maintain contact with their dispatcher to give updates on their progress and availability for pickups, as well as reporting any accidents or other developing issues.
Chauffeurs work primarily behind the wheel of their vehicle. Some time is spent in a maintenance garage cleaning the vehicle’s interior and at a car wash cleaning the exterior. Their day is spent driving clients to their desired destination, and they open the door for their client, as needed. Chauffeurs must adapt to developing situations such as traffic or weather patterns, as well as difficult or changing client demands. They must maintain a professional and courteous demeanor at all times.
Chauffeurs must have a valid driver’s license, and, in some cases, certification or specific licensing. They are usually required to have a clean driving record with no prior incidents. Safe driving skills and knowledge of local roads are also necessary for chauffeurs.
- Transport clients safely from one location to another in a vehicle.
- Lift, load, and unload packages and items that travel with clients, like suitcases or groceries.
- Assist with requests like directions, local information, extra stops for errands, etc.
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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 Chauffeurs, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. Chauffeurs with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $51K on average.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Chauffeurs that is 38 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Chauffeurs will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+37 percent), Philadelphia (+27 percent), Atlanta (+5 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent). Chauffeurs in Austin make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Las Vegas and Washington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively.
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