If your lifestyle has significant demands and complexities, an efficient Butler can oversee the smooth management of your household and provide formal service for you and your guests.
Butlers usually have professional training and work in households with other staff members.
The duties of a Butler may include:
- Receiving guests
- Overseeing household management
- Creating budgets
- Managing provisions
- Hiring and overseeing other household staff
- Helping to maintain household security
- Maintaining parts of the estate outside of the home, including boats, planes, stables, etc.
- Managing service vendors
- Performing valet duties
- Running household and personal errands for the employer
- Making travel arrangements
- Assisting with entertaining
- Light cooking
- Serving drinks and meals
- Setting the table
- Maintaining the wine cellar and being knowledgeable about wine
- Performing light housekeeping
Compensation is based on job responsibilities and prior experience of the employee.
Typically, a full-time Butlers can earn from $60,000 to $80,000 annually.
Many families also choose to provide additional benefits to a full-time Butler such as:
- Paid sick days
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
What clients and staff are saying
“I wanted to tell you how impressed I was with your process. You and your team offered a remarkably high caliber group of candidates that were perfectly matched for our homes. And you managed it in an extremely short time period.”
– Dianne, San Francisco
“Town + Country has an excellent pool of experienced Butlers who have worked in the finest homes. If you need a seasoned professional in your home to keep it impeccably maintained and provide exceptional service, I would welcome a conversation to speak about your specific needs.”
– Kristine Lange, Town + Country Resources