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Old 26th March 2014, 17:34   #106
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Seems to be a good discussion. Now that i have one, i realized the importance of this discussion.
Thanks Mitzoomer. Spoke to a few drivers. Asking salaries for a full time driver (the guys I have spoken to so far) is around 14-18k. :|
I think it is super high, but "necessity is the mother of a screwed up monthly budget"? Inclusive of his food,travel, OT (if any etc). Any Bangalore folks here with inputs?

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We pay 11.5k to our driver with extra at 50/hr if he works beyond 8 pm. He begins late,at around 10.45 in the morning and is generally done by around 7-7.30 pm. We also ensure he doesn't sit idle in the car by making him do odd jobs at office like dropping cheques,getting photocopies done,courier etc.

After interviewing over 20 candidates the current one seems to be the best of the lot. Most could hardly drive safely. Apart from paying them salary,one has to account for higher maintenance,lesser FE. This is our experience after having driver since 2007.


EDIT: 14-18 seems to be very high for a regular car. 14-18k is what my friends pay for their Merc/BMW drivers!

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EDIT: 14-18 seems to be very high for a regular car. 14-18k is what my friends pay for their Merc/BMW drivers!
Thank you for your inputs Shashank!
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Hi, Bumping up this thread. How much should I pay for our driver here in Thrissur, Kerala?. Used mainly by my dad. He has been working for the past one month for us. Comes to our home in his TVS Scooty (his home is 6 kms away). We have 3 cars, Skoda Ocavia, E class, and Renault Scala. He cleans the cars regularly. He comes at around 8.45 in the morning and leaves by 9 in the evening. He even worked for some hours on some Sundays. Mainly we use Soda Octavia for regular commute. Merc Used 2-3 times a week and Scala rarely(as it is used by me). He has been very good for the past one month. We had initially agreed to give him 12k per month. But has agreed to increase the salary if he worked well. He brings his own luch. Other refreshments are given from the office. On a regular day he drives around 50 to 60 kms. We usually take long journeys 4-5 times a month. He is 45 years old, has a wife and 2 children dependent on him. What should be his ideal salary?
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Hi, Bumping up this thread. How much should I pay for our driver here in Thrissur, Kerala?. Used mainly by my dad. He has been working for the past one month for us. Comes to our home in his TVS Scooty (his home is 6 kms away). We have 3 cars, Skoda Ocavia, E class, and Renault Scala. He cleans the cars regularly. He comes at around 8.45 in the morning and leaves by 9 in the evening. He even worked for some hours on some Sundays. Mainly we use Soda Octavia for regular commute. Merc Used 2-3 times a week and Scala rarely(as it is used by me). He has been very good for the past one month. We had initially agreed to give him 12k per month. But has agreed to increase the salary if he worked well. He brings his own luch. Other refreshments are given from the office. On a regular day he drives around 50 to 60 kms. We usually take long journeys 4-5 times a month. He is 45 years old, has a wife and 2 children dependent on him. What should be his ideal salary?
15k is what I think you might want to pay.

Rationale: The guy works over 12 hrs daily, 6 days a week, sometimes Sunday as well, cleans your cars, drives safely, is skilled at driving multiple cars.

I'd reckon paying him a little more than the market would pay off since you're getting a great guy and you'd want to ensure his loyalty for a long time.
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Good day All, please advice how much salary would be ideal for a driver to start at 0730am and finish by 0100pm in Chennai??
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Thanks Lalvaz. Yeah, we decided to pay 15k to our driver. Its a fair pay.
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Just to add a data point, we pay 13.5 per month in Bangalore. This is for 6 days per week, 12 hr.s per day (8am to 8pm). However most days it's more like 8-10 hours, and Saturdays maybe 3-4 hours max. Also includes washing charges for two cars on alternate days.
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If anyone is looking for a part time driver in Bangalore south ( Jayanagar & surrounding areas) for morning drops, please let me know. A person I know for past few years is available. He starts his regular work at 10:00 am, and is available upto 9:30 am.
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Condor you mean 10am to 930pm ... Not twenty three and half hours
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Condor you mean 10am to 930pm ... Not twenty three and half hours
I think he means that the driver is available till 9:30 am only. After that he starts his regular work. So he can probably do morning drops only, as mentioned.
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We are buying Polo petrol in about 2 days and I am looking for need based / part time drivers to drive my parents around, back in my hometown Belgaum. I spoke to one reliable fellow whose car we used to hire earlier and he quoted Rs.500 per 24 hours. Current full time driver salary at my place is 8000/- pm. We have decided to go for a part time driver.
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I think he means that the driver is available till 9:30 am only. After that he starts his regular work. So he can probably do morning drops only, as mentioned.
@BenjiRoss, correct - Morning upto 9.30 so that he can get back to regular work.
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