Chauffeur Salary

Average Chauffeurs in the United States make around $12.07 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Chauffeurs survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. Although the larger part lack health benefits of any kind, about two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and about a fourth get dental coverage, too. Most Chauffeurs like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,881 - $74,610
(Median)
$24K
$43K
$75K
MEDIAN: $42,770
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90%

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$8.12 - $24.51
(Median)
$8
$12
$25
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,881 - $74,610  
   
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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$20,487 - $65,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $24.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57 - $9.94  
Overtime
$11.25 - $38.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$20,487 - $65,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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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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Chauffeurs who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Driver/Core Development and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Chauffeur

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Chauffeurs with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. Chauffeurs who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $44K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $49K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,680

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 Philadelphia (+29 percent) and Los Angeles (+19 percent). Chauffeurs in Austin earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 24 percent less in Atlanta and 10 percent less in Las Vegas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Chauffeur Salaries

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 11%

National Average
$35,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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