Working as a household staff is one way to earn a decent living, and over time, we dare say earn a top-class income. Like every other job, it depends on qualifications and experience. For those looking for information about household staff jobs salaries, here are some highest-paying jobs in the category.
The basic responsibilities of a housekeeper are to maintain the home. This involves activities like cleaning, laundering, restocking supplies, doing the dishes and any other responsibilities assigned by the homeowner or employer. On average, housekeepers make between $50k and $80k gross a year.
The domestic couple runs general operations in the whole house. They would be responsible for smooth running of activities, splitting it between indoors and outdoors depending on the agreement or schedule. Some of these activities include walking a dog or cooking, gardening and general cleaning. The payment is around $100k gross per annum.
A personal assistant's job tends more towards managing schedules and performing bookkeeping for an employer. He/she is more project-oriented, although the job would likely involve running some errands and light domestic responsibilities. Payment is about $80k gross a year.
A Gardener earns about $70k gross per year. Such a person is responsible for planning and maintaining plants around the home. Other tasks involve producing, designing, and taking care of plants in the environment.
The preparation of meals on a timely basis is the major responsibility of a chef. Meals are cooked according to the employer's desires or dietary requirements. A chef handles all food in the home and also monitoring and stocking up of the kitchen in general. Some may even travel with their employers on holiday or business trips to prepare meals at those locations. A chef's earnings are significantly higher than the conventional domestic staff, up to $90k gross per year.
A house manager is an overseer in the affairs of the home. Most times, all other household staff reports to such a person. They are in charge of facilitating a smooth and proper running a house and are always in close contact with the house owner to always ensure expectations are being met. Salary is up to $110k gross per annum.
Such a person is required to manage general etiquette in the home. Responsibilities vary from greeting guests to picking up calls in the home, to assisting in event planning and serving food and drinks in such events. He or she also manages the house calendar and is responsible for a degree of scheduling payment of household bills. House maintenance contractors, stocking and organizing the kitchen, and booking/ setting reminders on medical appointments are also part of Butler's job description. Earnings are about $80k gross per annum.
Working as a domestic staff is one way to make a bit of money in your free time, or even more should you decide to go full time. Although its salary isn't as highly scaled as white-collar jobs at start, it can most certainly put a good amount of money in your pocket, while increasing significantly over time. Check our complete 2020 Household Staff salaries guideline for more information.
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