Duties and responsibilities
A limo driver is a type of personal driver who is responsible for providing comfortable and safe transportation to clients to and from an assigned locations. They must provide exceptional guest service, and upholding enviable integrity, dedication to duty, and ethical standards. Their key responsibilities and duties include:
- Picking up clients and safely driving them to their destinations
- Opening the door for the client to enter or exit the limo
- Ensuring that the limo is cleaned to the highest of standards, both internal and externally
- Inspect the limo to make sure it is presentable before and after each run
- Helping clients to load and unload their luggage
- Perform minor repairs on the limo if needed and taking to a garage if it needs more work
- Running errands for guests when necessary
A limo driver is perhaps a more prestigious form of personal driving. However, they main requirements are the same as most other personal driving jobs: a clean drivers license and previous work experience.
Skills and relevant work experience
As well as previous experience driving passengers around, limo drivers will need skills such as:
- Customer service and interpersonal skills, as they will be transporting affluent customers and must interacting with them in a suitable manner
- Attention to detail, as limo drivers must keep their vehicle exceptionally clean and tidy
- Organization skills, as limo drives must adhere to their clients strict schedule and needs
- The ability to remain calm under pressure, as being a personal driver can be stressful when things don’t go according to plan
Limo drivers can expect to work full time. They will have to work the hours that suit the needs of their clients. This means that they will most likely have to work evenings, weekends and over holiday periods.
According to Neuvoo, the median annual salary for a personal driver in the United States is $58,500 or $30 an hour. Limo drivers can expect to earn within a similar range.
Limo drivers progress from other roles, such as a taxi driver or an uber driver. The projected employment growth for all types of personal drivers is 20% between 2018 and 2028, meaning lots of opportunities will be available.