|Quick Facts: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs|
|2010 Median Pay||
$22,440 per year
$10.79 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Less than high school|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||239,900|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||20% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||47,000|
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs drive people to and from the places they need to go, such as homes, workplaces, airports, and shopping centers. They must know their way around a city to take both residents and visitors to their destinations.
Driving for long periods of time, especially in heavy traffic, can be stressful for taxi drivers and chauffeurs. In 2010, 31 percent of taxi drivers and chauffeurs were self-employed.
Most taxi drivers and chauffeurs go through a brief training period. Many states require them to get a taxi or limousine license.
The median annual wage of taxi drivers and chauffeurs was $22,440 in May 2010.
Employment of taxi drivers and chauffeurs is projected to grow 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. This will be driven by an increase in public transport systems.
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