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Chauffeur Salary

Pay for Chauffeurs in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.00 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $7.96 per hour, and the top verges on $24.39. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority of Chauffeurs (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a majority lack any form of coverage — but over a third have medical insurance, and roughly a fourth have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,223 - $76,943
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$77K
MEDIAN: $41,601
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90%

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$7.96 - $24.39
(Median)
$8
$12
$24
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$24,223 - $76,943  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
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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$20,292 - $65,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$7.96 - $24.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23 - $10.00  
Overtime
$10.34 - $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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
   
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).
)
$20,292 - $65,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Chauffeurs. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the three biggest cities in America, are lucrative areas where pay is higher than the national average. Compared to the national average, Austin Chauffeurs have considerably lower salaries, 30 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Atlanta and Las Vegas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 26 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Chauffeur Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 59%
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