The average Chauffeur in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.68 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Chauffeurs (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Chauffeurs is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the larger part lack any form of coverage — but more than a third have medical insurance, and slightly more than a fifth have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,811 - $77,189
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$77K
MEDIAN: $47,071
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$9.28 - $24.70
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,811 - $77,189  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $7,603  
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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$21,279 - $69,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $24.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67 - $9.92  
Overtime
$13.29 - $44.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$493.16 - $7,603  
   
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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$21,279 - $69,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Chauffeurs. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Chauffeurs who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,235

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chauffeurs will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Chauffeurs will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), Philadelphia (+19 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Chauffeurs is geography, with workers in Austin earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Las Vegas (16 percent lower) and Washington (15 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Chauffeur Salaries

Driver/Core Development
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National Average
$37,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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