Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
166,890 1.4 % $12.03 $25,020 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $9.01 $10.94 $13.98 $17.87
Annual Wage (2) $16,890 $18,740 $22,760 $29,080 $37,170


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 45,670 63.82 $13.38 $27,840
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 22,760 27.22 $11.68 $24,300
Automobile Dealers 10,790 1.03 $10.09 $20,980
Traveler Accommodation 8,170 0.48 $11.32 $23,540
Individual and Family Services 8,010 0.64 $10.67 $22,180

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 45,670 63.82 $13.38 $27,840
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 22,760 27.22 $11.68 $24,300
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 980 5.58 $11.99 $24,940
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,940 4.22 $10.23 $21,280
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 410 3.64 $12.10 $25,170

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 (8) (8) $25.76 $53,580
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $23.61 $49,100
Other Financial Investment Activities 130 0.04 $23.16 $48,180
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 80 0.03 $18.41 $38,300
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $18.31 $38,090


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 14,100 1.67 1.29 $14.58 $30,320
California 12,290 0.88 0.67 $11.87 $24,690
Texas 12,120 1.18 0.90 $10.94 $22,760
Nevada 10,220 9.19 7.06 $15.26 $31,740
Florida 9,520 1.33 1.02 $10.77 $22,410




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 10,220 9.19 7.06 $15.26 $31,740
Massachusetts 7,310 2.31 1.78 $12.75 $26,510
Connecticut 3,420 2.13 1.64 $14.04 $29,210
North Dakota 720 1.94 1.49 $9.72 $20,220
District of Columbia 1,240 1.92 1.48 $16.87 $35,090




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 1,240 1.92 1.48 $16.87 $35,090
Nevada 10,220 9.19 7.06 $15.26 $31,740
New York 14,100 1.67 1.29 $14.58 $30,320
New Jersey 7,130 1.89 1.45 $14.37 $29,900
Hawaii 1,060 1.83 1.41 $14.28 $29,710





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 10,300 2.03 1.56 $15.84 $32,950
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 9,580 11.88 9.13 $15.60 $32,450
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,050 1.41 1.08 $13.91 $28,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,410 2.63 2.02 $12.96 $26,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,210 1.10 0.85 $11.43 $23,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,770 1.48 1.14 $12.63 $26,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,390 1.87 1.43 $12.02 $25,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,320 1.44 1.11 $15.39 $32,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,700 1.59 1.22 $12.12 $25,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,290 1.34 1.03 $12.25 $25,480




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 9,580 11.88 9.13 $15.60 $32,450
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 470 4.68 3.59 $15.80 $32,870
Billings, MT 310 3.84 2.95 $10.16 $21,140
Pine Bluff, AR 120 3.40 2.61 $10.98 $22,830
Rochester, MN 330 3.35 2.58 $9.63 $20,030
Danville, VA 120 3.11 2.39 $10.30 $21,410
Cheyenne, WY 130 3.03 2.33 $10.41 $21,650
New Bedford, MA 180 2.96 2.27 $10.74 $22,350
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 330 2.92 2.24 $11.43 $23,770
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 370 2.89 2.22 $12.36 $25,720