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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
207,920 1.7 % $13.68 $28,450 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.25 $10.65 $12.49 $15.47 $19.40
Annual Wage (2) $19,240 $22,150 $25,980 $32,180 $40,360


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 51,350 65.97 $14.03 $29,180
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 27,410 26.05 $13.48 $28,040
Automobile Dealers 15,060 1.16 $11.88 $24,710
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 13,630 6.37 $12.89 $26,810
Individual and Family Services 12,980 0.53 $12.86 $26,740

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 51,350 65.97 $14.03 $29,180
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 27,410 26.05 $13.48 $28,040
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 990 6.91 $14.50 $30,160
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 13,630 6.37 $12.89 $26,810
Other Personal Services 10,190 2.99 $13.22 $27,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 150 0.12 $33.23 $69,120
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 50 (7) $26.23 $54,550
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 70 (7) $22.97 $47,770
Legal Services 40 (7) $19.22 $39,970
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $17.77 $36,970


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 27,790 1.63 1.14 $15.86 $32,990
New York 16,650 1.77 1.24 $16.66 $34,650
Texas 12,000 0.99 0.69 $12.63 $26,260
Massachusetts 11,410 3.19 2.22 $15.43 $32,100
Florida 9,880 1.15 0.80 $12.21 $25,400




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 8,820 6.54 4.56 $12.00 $24,950
Massachusetts 11,410 3.19 2.22 $15.43 $32,100
New Hampshire 1,590 2.44 1.70 $11.58 $24,090
Arizona 6,680 2.39 1.67 $13.08 $27,210
Wyoming 630 2.34 1.63 $13.39 $27,850




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 470 0.66 0.46 $18.15 $37,760
Washington 3,860 1.18 0.82 $16.75 $34,840
New York 16,650 1.77 1.24 $16.66 $34,650
California 27,790 1.63 1.14 $15.86 $32,990
Massachusetts 11,410 3.19 2.22 $15.43 $32,100





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 18,250 1.92 1.34 $16.59 $34,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 9,690 4.01 2.79 $17.80 $37,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,920 3.23 2.25 $15.57 $32,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,710 1.42 0.99 $15.43 $32,100
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 8,330 8.44 5.87 $11.95 $24,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,000 1.51 1.05 $14.36 $29,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,000 1.76 1.22 $13.04 $27,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,070 1.98 1.38 $13.13 $27,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,790 1.27 0.88 $13.33 $27,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,400 1.09 0.76 $15.94 $33,160