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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
198,470 1.5 % $13.21 $27,480 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.02 $10.16 $11.96 $15.01 $18.93
Annual Wage (2) $18,750 $21,130 $24,880 $31,210 $39,380


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 51,420 64.10 $13.68 $28,450
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 25,700 24.15 $12.73 $26,490
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 14,530 6.92 $12.30 $25,580
Automobile Dealers 13,900 1.08 $11.34 $23,590
Individual and Family Services 11,360 0.49 $11.96 $24,890

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 51,420 64.10 $13.68 $28,450
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 25,700 24.15 $12.73 $26,490
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 14,530 6.92 $12.30 $25,580
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 840 5.88 $15.51 $32,250
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 110 3.52 $13.46 $28,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities (8) (8) $41.37 $86,060
Performing Arts Companies 130 0.11 $32.53 $67,660
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 50 (7) $26.16 $54,420
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 70 (7) $23.51 $48,900
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 160 0.02 $20.83 $43,330


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 24,370 1.46 1.05 $15.02 $31,250
New York 16,230 1.76 1.27 $16.57 $34,470
Texas 11,260 0.95 0.68 $12.34 $25,670
Nevada 10,700 8.16 5.86 $12.87 $26,770
Florida 10,080 1.20 0.86 $12.06 $25,080




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 10,700 8.16 5.86 $12.87 $26,770
Massachusetts 9,510 2.69 1.94 $14.77 $30,730
New Hampshire 1,470 2.26 1.62 $12.09 $25,150
New Jersey 8,660 2.16 1.55 $13.64 $28,360
Connecticut 3,580 2.16 1.55 $14.24 $29,620




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 410 0.58 0.42 $18.00 $37,450
New York 16,230 1.76 1.27 $16.57 $34,470
California 24,370 1.46 1.05 $15.02 $31,250
Massachusetts 9,510 2.69 1.94 $14.77 $30,730
Washington 3,450 1.08 0.78 $14.47 $30,100



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,140 1.96 1.41 $16.88 $35,120
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 10,160 10.55 7.58 $12.93 $26,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,150 1.61 1.16 $14.79 $30,760
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 6,160 5.52 3.96 $17.18 $35,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,750 1.57 1.13 $13.16 $27,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,980 2.16 1.55 $15.77 $32,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,460 1.18 0.85 $13.24 $27,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,350 1.69 1.22 $12.64 $26,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,720 1.08 0.78 $15.43 $32,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,650 1.61 1.15 $14.65 $30,470


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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-Henderson-Paradise, NV 10,160 10.55 7.58 $12.93 $26,900
Leominster-Gardner, MA 340 6.76 4.86 $15.63 $32,510
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 6,160 5.52 3.96 $17.18 $35,740
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 720 4.64 3.34 $12.76 $26,540
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 410 4.32 3.10 $15.41 $32,050
Pittsfield, MA 160 4.09 2.94 $12.75 $26,510
Rochester, MN 460 4.01 2.88 $12.09 $25,140
Napa, CA 290 3.93 2.82 $15.89 $33,040
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 490 3.93 2.82 $12.00 $24,970
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 310 3.78 2.72 $12.74 $26,500