While a strong driving safety record and thorough training are necessary to become a limo driver, the compensation and benefits are worth consideration for many job seekers. The amount of money limo drivers get paid depends on several factors, including the company and location, the type of event they are servicing and whether they work full- or part-time.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2010 a chauffeur in the taxi and limousine service industry earns an annual mean wage of £16,984, or an hourly mean wage of £8.10, the highest rate of drivers and chauffeurs in other industries.
The highest-paying states in the United States for limo drivers are Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Hawaii and Massachusetts. Massachusetts is number five, with an annual mean wage of £17,732, and Nevada is number one, with an average of £19,149.
Top-Paying Metropolitan Areas
The top five highest-paying cities for limo drivers in the United States are Norwich-New London, Connecticut, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut, Bloomington, Indiana, Santa Rosa, California, and Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro is number five with an average salary of £19,805, and Norwich-New London is number one, with an average salary of £26,240.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that job prospects for limo drivers are plentiful, as drivers tend to hold limo-driving jobs for a short period of time before leaving. Having a clear driving record and the ability to accommodate to unusual schedules are both qualities companies look for when hiring limo drivers. In times of economic downturn, the demand for limo drivers may decrease. However, during prom and wedding season, most limo companies are looking for new drivers.