Limousine Driver

Drive all sorts of people around town in your snazzy limo.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Limousine Drivers do?

As a Limousine Driver, you transport passengers to and from various destinations using specialty vehicles, namely limousines, which have come to represent luxury and prestige in ground transportation. You’re responsible for operating these vehicles safely and efficiently when on the road.

Many passengers have schedules to keep, and you’re expected to meet or beat those deadlines. Your knowledge of the area you’re driving in can make or break your reputation. It’s important to know where you’re going, how long it will take, and what backup routes you can take in case the situation calls for it.

Being a Limousine Driver is a bit less hectic than being a Taxi Driver. For one thing, passengers are scheduled for you ahead of time. Also, many Limousine Drivers specialize in going back and forth between two areas—say, a part of the city with a lot of hotels and the major airports nearby. This can make memorizing efficient routes somewhat easier.

Since renting a limousine is somewhat expensive, this also helps weed out possibly dangerous customers, as well as ensuring a somewhat higher rate of pay. No job is perfect, however, and Limousine Drivers often have to deal with rude or unruly passengers.

In addition to driving your fares to and from their destinations, it’s not uncommon for you to have to help load and/or unload luggage. Some engagements may require you to wait in or around a specific area for a long period of time until your passengers are ready to go. For this reason, establishing a reliable weekly/hourly schedule for a Limousine Driver can be difficult or impossible.

Be prepared for long hours, crazy Drivers, and the occasional flat tire while out on the road. As a Limousine Driver, you’ll be a one-person show.

Should I be a Limousine Driver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Funeral-Limousine Driver, Limo Driver, Livery Car Driver

    How to become a Limousine Driver

    Most Limousine Drivers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9mdaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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