How much do chauffeur drivers make?

Learn about salaries, benefits, salary satisfaction and where you could earn. Many countries drive across the road, so an American celebrity can hire a chauffeur who doesn't care. Here's a look at the life of a chauffeur, what their job really is and how much they get paid for their efforts. Some chauffeurs will even double as bodyguards, but not all chauffeurs will add that work to their belt.

A chauffeur is a person employed to drive a motorized passenger vehicle, especially a luxury vehicle, such as a large sedan or limousine. More experienced drivers will be paid more, and if they live with their customers or if they are serving as a bodyguard, they will also be paid more. However, this type of lifestyle has its advantages, both in terms of payment and in terms of the closeness that a chauffeur will have with his client. That said, because many chauffeurs are in the inner circle of a celebrity, they tend to respect the privacy of their customers and don't divulge much detail in their customers' lives.

Celebrities may not expect their chauffeur to fix their homes, but Fox Business said many chauffeurs end up doing household chores such as moving furniture or, in some cases, even taking care of the celebrity's children. A driver, even if he is not an expert in the design of each city, can probably get out of a better predicament than many celebrities. They, like the rest of us, expect the job to simply be driving celebrities from A to B, but in reality, a lot of chauffeurs end up being something of a handyman. That said, this makes sense, as many chauffeurs will live with their customers and somehow become part of your family.

Fox Business wrote that many people trying to become famous chauffeurs may experience a “job shock”. But, contrary to your job description, that's not all a chauffeur will do for your customers. Originally, these drivers were often personal employees of the vehicle owner, but now in many cases specialized chauffeur service companies or individual drivers provide both the driver and the rental vehicle, although there are service companies that only provide the driver. Other drivers said that their celebrity customers engaged them in more illicit activities, although, of course, those drivers didn't mention any customers by name.

In reality, there are many reasons why chauffeurs are necessary for a celebrity, other than the fact that celebrities are often too busy to drive.

Anna Leblanc
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