Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers. Excludes "Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians" (53-3011) and "Bus Drivers" (53-3020).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
161,940 1.7 % $11.82 $24,580 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.92 $8.88 $10.79 $13.69 $17.52
Annual Wage (2) $16,480 $18,470 $22,440 $28,480 $36,450


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Taxi and Limousine Service 42,910 62.41 $13.01 $27,060
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 23,110 28.95 $11.47 $23,850
Automobile Dealers 9,890 0.98 $9.98 $20,760
Individual and Family Services 8,120 0.67 $10.44 $21,720
Traveler Accommodation 7,760 0.46 $11.13 $23,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Taxi and Limousine Service 42,910 62.41 $13.01 $27,060
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 23,110 28.95 $11.47 $23,850
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,770 4.19 $9.91 $20,610
Charter Bus Industry 1,200 3.87 $11.34 $23,590
Death Care Services 3,980 3.02 $11.51 $23,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 120 0.04 $24.74 $51,450
Other Financial Investment Activities 100 0.03 $24.24 $50,420
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $23.18 $48,220
Performing Arts Companies (8) (8) $20.68 $43,010
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.01 $20.05 $41,710


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 13,850 1.66 1.30 $13.54 $28,160
California 12,390 0.89 0.70 $12.22 $25,420
Texas 11,450 1.14 0.89 $10.76 $22,380
Nevada 10,180 9.14 7.17 $15.01 $31,220
Pennsylvania 8,580 1.56 1.23 $10.80 $22,460




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 10,180 9.14 7.17 $15.01 $31,220
Massachusetts 7,100 2.28 1.79 $12.59 $26,180
North Dakota 730 2.04 1.60 $9.60 $19,960
Connecticut 3,230 2.02 1.59 $14.48 $30,120
Hawaii 1,100 1.92 1.50 $13.72 $28,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,160 1.82 1.43 $16.97 $35,290
Nevada 10,180 9.14 7.17 $15.01 $31,220
Connecticut 3,230 2.02 1.59 $14.48 $30,120
New Jersey 7,110 1.89 1.48 $13.95 $29,010
Hawaii 1,100 1.92 1.50 $13.72 $28,530

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,920 1.99 1.56 $14.74 $30,650
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 9,560 11.84 9.30 $15.33 $31,900
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,010 1.41 1.11 $13.49 $28,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.17 0.92 $12.31 $25,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,710 2.24 1.76 $13.07 $27,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,690 1.48 1.16 $12.21 $25,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,320 1.84 1.44 $11.38 $23,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,140 1.37 1.08 $15.25 $31,720
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,380 1.92 1.51 $12.21 $25,390
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,280 1.89 1.49 $14.11 $29,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 9,560 11.84 9.30 $15.33 $31,900
Johnstown, PA 280 5.10 4.00 $8.97 $18,650
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 430 4.33 3.40 $15.56 $32,360
Valdosta, GA 190 3.83 3.01 $7.84 $16,310
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 170 3.52 2.77 $11.45 $23,810
Manhattan, KS 170 2.93 2.30 $9.77 $20,320
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 370 2.88 2.26 $11.44 $23,800
Cheyenne, WY 110 2.80 2.19 $9.55 $19,870
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 230 2.71 2.13 $11.72 $24,380
Salisbury, MD 140 2.64 2.07 $13.00 $27,040




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,000 2.47 1.94 $17.78 $36,980
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 430 4.33 3.40 $15.56 $32,360
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 260 1.50 1.18 $15.46 $32,150
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 9,560 11.84 9.30 $15.33 $31,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,140 1.37 1.08 $15.25 $31,720
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 720 1.31 1.03 $15.12 $31,460
Danbury, CT 60 0.93 0.73 $15.00 $31,190
Cumberland, MD-WV 70 1.99 1.56 $14.82 $30,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,920 1.99 1.56 $14.74 $30,650
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.88 1.48 $14.36 $29,860

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 570 3.74 2.94 $14.98 $31,160
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 320 1.84 1.45 $10.63 $22,110
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 320 1.90 1.49 $9.58 $19,930
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 310 0.81 0.63 $10.04 $20,890
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 300 1.16 0.91 $9.27 $19,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 570 3.74 2.94 $14.98 $31,160
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 220 3.33 2.61 $9.26 $19,270
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 150 2.99 2.35 $10.12 $21,050
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 2.73 2.14 $10.86 $22,590
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 2.54 1.99 $9.27 $19,280

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 570 3.74 2.94 $14.98 $31,160
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 0.62 $14.96 $31,120
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 0.51 $13.29 $27,630
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 70 1.99 1.57 $13.18 $27,410
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 1.35 1.06 $13.09 $27,220


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011