The domestic staff have been divided into various sections to perform the many and different tasks around the household. The tasks involves cooking, cleaning the house and landscaping the gardens. Apart from these, there is the butler; the role of the butler is to help the owners in running the household.
The duties of the butler duties include making sure the staff members are performing the household chores, paying bills for electricity, water etc, and making sure the home is always in good condition, taking the weight of the shoulder for homeowners who have a busy schedule not to worry about the small stuff. For more information about butler's responsibilities, check this page. Traditionally it was only men that were considered fit for the role of butler but with time also women have been considered.
Salary and Benefits of a Butler
We all work to earn a living and better ourselves or those whom we care about. With that being said, we also tend to search or look for a place where there is a good work environment, a well paid salary and of course enjoying employee benefits, such as medical insurance, days off and even bonuses at the end of the year.
Thus, there is no exception even when it comes to the butler who is compensated according to the duties and size of the household he or she is managing. With a butler working 60 hours a week and having only one day off during the week, and only 4 weeks annual leave, it is possible to conclude that the job is somehow demanding and the salary in the USA is estimated to be between $ 90,000-$ 150,000 annually.
Nevertheless, this estimate may vary in terms of their professional skill set, where the butler works, if he or she is living in the home or outside the home and the type of owners, considering that nowadays it's not just british royal thing but even celebrities, billionaires and even the middle east royals taking in butlers. Apparently, these days, butlers are not only to take care of homes but can also be found in high end hotel suites, yachts, and on private jets.
Additional benefits to the job may include a personal car, a telephone or mobile phone, medical cover, travelling once in a while and also free airline tickets to travel back home.
Difference between the USA and UK in terms of salary
When you check above, salary estimate of a butler in the US has been mentioned. In the UK, it is estimated to be in between £45000- £70,000, though it can rise up to even £90,000 although one might need to dedicate a little more time to the job.
The demand for butler service has increased particularly in the US with the rise of billionaires, millionaires and celebrities with a decline in the UK due to a high number of people in the domestic service. According to recent statistics, the highest paid butler is found in the US is earning upto $2.2million yearly plus other several other benefits.
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