Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
178,260 1.4 % $12.35 $25,690 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $9.30 $11.16 $14.23 $18.01
Annual Wage (2) $17,470 $19,350 $23,210 $29,600 $37,470


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 50,470 62.64 $12.79 $26,600
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 24,040 25.42 $11.82 $24,580
Automobile Dealers 14,030 1.20 $10.71 $22,290
Individual and Family Services 8,810 0.60 $11.17 $23,230
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 7,990 4.34 $10.74 $22,340

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 50,470 62.64 $12.79 $26,600
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 24,040 25.42 $11.82 $24,580
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 170 6.83 $12.90 $26,840
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 7,990 4.34 $10.74 $22,340
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 510 3.96 $17.21 $35,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 170 0.14 $30.66 $63,780
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,210 0.32 $25.93 $53,940
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services (8) (8) $19.27 $40,080
Legal Services 70 0.01 $18.61 $38,700
Support Activities for Water Transportation (8) (8) $17.61 $36,630


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)
California 14,450 0.96 0.72 $13.56 $28,190
New York 14,290 1.62 1.23 $15.22 $31,660
Texas 12,490 1.11 0.84 $11.51 $23,940
Nevada 11,660 9.80 7.43 $13.96 $29,030
Florida 9,490 1.24 0.94 $10.80 $22,470



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 11,660 9.80 7.43 $13.96 $29,030
Massachusetts 7,940 2.39 1.81 $13.11 $27,260
North Dakota 1,040 2.37 1.79 $11.70 $24,330
Connecticut 3,810 2.32 1.76 $14.51 $30,170
Hawaii 1,400 2.28 1.73 $13.04 $27,130



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 380 0.56 0.43 $15.99 $33,250
New York 14,290 1.62 1.23 $15.22 $31,660
Connecticut 3,810 2.32 1.76 $14.51 $30,170
Alaska 410 1.27 0.96 $14.43 $30,010
Nevada 11,660 9.80 7.43 $13.96 $29,030




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 11,300 2.10 1.59 $16.26 $33,820
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 11,210 12.88 9.76 $14.04 $29,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,520 1.36 1.03 $13.89 $28,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,860 1.29 0.98 $11.74 $24,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,130 2.30 1.74 $13.58 $28,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,090 1.66 1.26 $12.46 $25,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,050 1.07 0.81 $13.30 $27,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,940 1.97 1.49 $14.35 $29,840
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,900 2.24 1.70 $12.36 $25,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,850 1.56 1.18 $11.47 $23,860