A Butler typically oversees the household staff of one residence. He or she understands the importance of being anticipatory, friendly (not familiar), confidential, invisible and available.
Duties can include: Answering the residence phone, receiving guests, and supervising the reception of visitors; assisting with staff training and organizing the duties and schedule of domestic staff; keeping the household budgets and monitoring inventory supplies; scheduling and overseeing vendors of contracted services; assisting with household and family security measures; overseeing family packing and travel preparations; assisting with planning and organization of parties and events in the home; serving meals and drinks and performing related wait services; overseeing the wine cellar and liquor inventory. A Butler may also be required to perform light cleaning and routine maintenance and serve as personal valet to the household and/or gentleman of the house.
Annual salary range: $70,000 to $150,000