Updated August 18, 2021
Average Valet Salary
$10.83 hourly
$22,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$18,000 yearly
$18,000
10 %
$22,000
Median
$28,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$28,000
$2,333
$13
75th Percentile
$25,000
$2,083
$12
Average
$22,524
$1,877
$11
25th Percentile
$20,000
$1,667
$10
10th Percentile
$18,000
$1,500
$9

Average Valet Salary By State

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Valet average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$17,462
$8.40
Alaska
$31,583
$15.18
Arizona
$21,727
$10.45
Arkansas
$17,918
$8.61
California
$27,251
$13.10
Colorado
$24,533
$11.79
Connecticut
$26,457
$12.72
Delaware
$24,604
$11.83
District of Columbia
$23,658
$11.37
Florida
$19,548
$9.40
Georgia
$20,738
$9.97
Hawaii
$25,213
$12.12
Idaho
$18,744
$9.01
Illinois
$21,442
$10.31
Indiana
$21,965
$10.56
Iowa
$21,357
$10.27
Kansas
$20,442
$9.83
Kentucky
$24,847
$11.95
Louisiana
$18,494
$8.89
Maine
$24,636
$11.84
Maryland
$23,928
$11.50
Massachusetts
$26,764
$12.87
Michigan
$19,862
$9.55
Minnesota
$23,569
$11.33
Mississippi
$22,897
$11.01
Missouri
$21,372
$10.28
Montana
$16,340
$7.86
Nebraska
$24,649
$11.85
Nevada
$22,845
$10.98
New Hampshire
$26,378
$12.68
New Jersey
$23,100
$11.11
New Mexico
$18,469
$8.88
New York
$23,335
$11.22
North Carolina
$20,295
$9.76
North Dakota
$27,214
$13.08
Ohio
$19,973
$9.60
Oklahoma
$21,376
$10.28
Oregon
$21,368
$10.27
Pennsylvania
$20,115
$9.67
Rhode Island
$27,005
$12.98
South Carolina
$18,532
$8.91
South Dakota
$20,061
$9.64
Tennessee
$20,492
$9.85
Texas
$18,137
$8.72
Utah
$21,250
$10.22
Vermont
$26,108
$12.55
Virginia
$21,257
$10.22
Washington
$22,393
$10.77
West Virginia
$25,382
$12.20
Wisconsin
$23,621
$11.36
Wyoming
$19,188
$9.22

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Highest Paying Cities For Valet

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$29,274
$14.07
Boston, MA
$26,789
$12.88
Denver, CO
$24,525
$11.79
Annapolis, MD
$23,923
$11.50
Minneapolis, MN
$23,596
$11.34
Glen Cove, NY
$23,513
$11.30

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How much does a Valet make?

  • The average valet makes $22,524 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a valet is $10.83.
  • The average entry-level valet salary is $18,000.
  • Highest paying states for valet are Alaska ($31,583), California ($27,251), North Dakota ($31,583) and Rhode Island ($31,583).
  • Highest paying cities for valet are San Francisco, CA ($29,274), Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Annapolis, MD and Minneapolis, MN.
  • Valets on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $18,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $28,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $25,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $20,000
  • Industries with the highest valet salaries are professional, hospitality and real estate.

Average Valet Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $22,500
    $10.83
    +1.1%
    2020
    $22,300
    $10.71
    +1.9%
    2019
    $21,900
    $10.51
    +12.2%
    2018
    $19,200
    $9.23
    +3.6%
    2017
    $18,500
    $8.89
    +2.9%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    House Sitter

    Avg. salary: $61,728

    House Sitters are individuals who manage their clients' homes while these clients are away. Clients connect or engage with house sitters days or weeks before their planned trip. During this preparation period, clients and house sitters agree upon the scope of the engagement. House Sitters may be assigned to do basic household chores such as cleaning the house, watering the plants, laundry, collecting mail, and taking care of house pets. House Sitters are expected to spend their time on the property if there are no other errands outside. House sitters must build trust with their clients to ensure longevity in the business.
    27,860 House Sitter Jobs
    Valet Attendant

    Avg. salary: $23,844

    A valet attendant is an employee who is responsible for parking and retrieving vehicles of guests who visit an establishment. Since they are the first person that guests encounter, valet attendants must aim to make good first impressions through acknowledgment and pleasant exchange. They must manage a podium that contains hooks that hold and organize car keys and keep them safe from getting lost or theft. They also perform other valet tasks that include direct traffic flow, monitor parking lots for safety, and putting up traffic cones.
    34,720 Valet Attendant Jobs
    Valet Driver

    Avg. salary: $21,514

    As an employee of a hotel or restaurant, a valet driver is tasked with the responsibility of driving patron's vehicles to the parking area. Their responsibilities include retrieving vehicles for customers on request, answering inquiries, and keeping a record of the exact location of each vehicle under their care. Also, they may have to load and unload customer luggage as needed. They communicate the parking procedure to guests and visitors, and they monitor and direct all vehicle traffic on the property.
    2,305 Valet Driver Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    House Sitter
    $61,729
    $5,144
    $29.68
    27,860
    Valet Attendant
    $23,845
    $1,987
    $11.46
    34,720
    Valet Driver
    $21,514
    $1,793
    $10.34
    2,305
    Job Openings

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    Which Companies Pay Valets The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a valet, being employed by a company such as Affinity Solutions or Neil Huffman Automotive Group would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Passport Auto Group and Crested Butte Mountain Resort also report highly competitive salaries for valets.
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    Recently Added Valet Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    National Indoor RV Centers, LLC
    Valet/RV Storage Porter
    Valet/RV Storage Porter
    Nashville, TN
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
    08/31/2021
    Valet
    Charleston, SC
    08/31/2021
    $15,653
    08/31/2021
    Valet
    Portland, OR
    08/29/2021
    $29,218
    08/29/2021
    LAZ Parking
    On The Valets On The Spot TUE !
    On The Valets On The Spot TUE !
    Los Angeles, CA
    08/29/2021
    $29,218
    08/29/2021
    Belmont Village Turtle Creek
    Valet
    Valet
    Dallas, TX
    08/27/2021
    $27,131
    08/27/2021
    Continental Automotive Group
    Forest Lane Cdjr Valet (24971)
    Forest Lane Cdjr Valet (24971)
    Dallas, TX
    08/27/2021
    $31,305
    08/27/2021
    Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
    Overnight Valet--Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle
    Overnight Valet--Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle
    Seattle, WA
    08/26/2021
    $38,610
    08/26/2021
    The Parking Spot
    Overnight Valet Plus Benefits
    Overnight Valet Plus Benefits
    Los Angeles, CA
    08/21/2021
    $33,392
    08/21/2021
    Valet Park of America
    Valet Captain AM PM
    Valet Captain AM PM
    Auburn, MA
    08/21/2021
    $37,566
    08/21/2021
    Valet/Bellman
    Hamburg, NJ
    08/21/2021
    $29,218
    08/21/2021

    Average Valet Salary by Demographic

    Valet Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $22,255
    female-income
    Female Income
    $21,973
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$22,255
    Female$21,973
    Median Valet Income by Race
    Asian valets have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino valets have the lowest average salary at $21,649.
    $25,000
    $20,000
    $15,000
    $10,000
    $5,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$22,235
    Black or African American$22,057
    Asian$22,394
    Hispanic or Latino$21,649
    Average Valet Salary by Education Level
    Valets with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $24,039 annually. With a Masters degree, valets earn a median annual income of $23,073 compared to $22,233 for valets with an Associate degree.
    $25,000
    $20,000
    $15,000
    $10,000
    $5,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$21,973
    Master's Degree$23,073
    Bachelor's Degree$24,039
    Some College/ Associate Degree$22,233