Chauffeur Salary (United States)

The average Chauffeur in the United States earns approximately $11.85 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.82 per hour on the low end to $20.65 on the high end. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; about a third receive medical and dental insurance and 14 percent get vision insurance. The vast majority of Chauffeurs (88 percent) are men. The majority of Chauffeurs claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to 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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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  
PayScale
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  
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.
Chauffeurs with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. At career start, salaries are typically $30K, which grows to $40K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $44K. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase for Chauffeurs and pay is expected at $50K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 percent 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. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$35,000
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For those looking to make money, Chauffeurs in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 58 percent above the national average. Chauffeurs will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Chauffeurs in Austin earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

Late-Career
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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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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 43 votes.

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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