This Is How Much The .01% Pay Staff To Keep Their Households Running

By on December 27, 2017 in ArticlesBillionaire News

Making the most of every hour in the day is essential for everyone, especially billionaires. Well-to-do individuals and families hire help—assistants, chefs, house managers, and more – to keep their personal and professional lives operating as efficiently as possible.

Services like Hire Society, a recruitment firm that works with the ultra-affluent in New York City, the Hamptons, and Palm Beach, are available to help billionaires staff their households and businesses.

"The vast majority of our clients are the .01% – they have multiple homes, private aircraft, and several members of domestic staff," said Hire Society founder David Youdovin.

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"There's major altruism in putting good people to work with these families," Youdovin continued. "These salaries can be life-changing, especially for people not originally from the United States."

Youdovin, who worked as a butler and estate manager before starting Hire Society, broke down the roles wealthy families commonly hire for, and just how much these staff members are paid annually.

Chief of Staff: $200,000–$500,000

Estate manager: $150,000–$300,000

Executive house manager: $100,000–$150,000

Assistant house manager: $80,000–$110,000

Office manager: $100,000–$175,000

Butler: $80,000–$120,000

Executive assistant: $90,000–$185,000

Junior executive assistant: $60,000–$80,000

Personal assistant: $75,000–$125,000

Junior personal assistant: $60,000–$80,000

Head chef: $100,000–$200,000

Sous chef: $75,000–$95,000

Cook: $60,000–$90,000

Executive housekeeper: $75,000–$100,000

Housekeeper: $65,000–$80,000

Ladies maid: $75,000–$85,000

Laundress: $75,000–$85,000

Baby nurse: $300–$600 per day, per child

Nanny: $65,000–$185,000

Family assistant: $60,000–$90,000

Governess: $100,000–$200,000

Driver: $75,000–$90,000

Executive protection: $90,000–$120,000

Domestic couple: $125,000–$300,000

Tutor: $100,000–$150,000

Horseman: $60,000–$80,000

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