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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

53-3058 Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 53-3051 Bus Drivers, School; 53-3053 Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs; and 53-3054 Taxi Drivers; and the 2010 SOC occupations 53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client; and 53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.


National estimates for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
Industry profile for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
Geographic profile for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

National estimates for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
599,980 1.5 % $ 16.52 $ 34,360 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.53 $ 12.23 $ 15.54 $ 19.74 $ 24.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,830 $ 25,440 $ 32,320 $ 41,060 $ 50,970


Industry profile for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 196,100 2.38 $ 16.56 $ 34,450
School and Employee Bus Transportation 118,820 69.89 $ 18.57 $ 38,630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 55,450 1.03 $ 18.01 $ 37,470
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 55,380 57.17 $ 15.50 $ 32,250
Taxi and Limousine Service 37,190 65.73 $ 15.18 $ 31,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
School and Employee Bus Transportation 118,820 69.89 $ 18.57 $ 38,630
Taxi and Limousine Service 37,190 65.73 $ 15.18 $ 31,570
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 55,380 57.17 $ 15.50 $ 32,250
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 650 7.23 $ 14.97 $ 31,140
Urban Transit Systems 2,840 6.77 $ 17.09 $ 35,550

Top paying industries for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 180 0.02 $ 23.69 $ 49,280
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 30 (7) $ 22.66 $ 47,130
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 300 0.03 $ 19.85 $ 41,290
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 30 1.55 $ 19.70 $ 40,980
Offices of Dentists 120 0.01 $ 19.38 $ 40,310


Geographic profile for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 50,970 3.10 0.72 $ 18.48 $ 38,450
New York 50,550 5.82 1.35 $ 20.57 $ 42,790
Texas 40,090 3.31 0.77 $ 13.93 $ 28,980
Pennsylvania 31,360 5.69 1.32 $ 15.62 $ 32,490
Florida 27,640 3.27 0.76 $ 13.95 $ 29,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 4,960 7.62 1.77 $ 13.05 $ 27,150
Wyoming 1,900 7.27 1.68 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
Connecticut 10,590 6.87 1.59 $ 18.57 $ 38,620
Maine 3,930 6.84 1.59 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Mississippi 6,840 6.35 1.47 $ 10.86 $ 22,600




Top paying states for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,550 5.24 1.21 $ 21.66 $ 45,040
Washington 14,570 4.56 1.06 $ 21.48 $ 44,670
New York 50,550 5.82 1.35 $ 20.57 $ 42,790
District of Columbia 650 0.95 0.22 $ 20.06 $ 41,730
North Dakota 2,170 5.43 1.26 $ 19.92 $ 41,430





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

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 42,780 4.84 1.12 $ 21.03 $ 43,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 17,210 3.95 0.91 $ 18.49 $ 38,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,480 2.49 0.58 $ 18.37 $ 38,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 14,470 4.79 1.11 $ 20.77 $ 43,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 14,330 6.15 1.43 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 13,550 5.02 1.16 $ 16.86 $ 35,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,700 4.83 1.12 $ 14.02 $ 29,160
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 11,580 4.45 1.03 $ 19.32 $ 40,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,530 3.55 0.82 $ 13.85 $ 28,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,360 5.60 1.30 $ 18.34 $ 38,150




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Stroudsburg, PA 610 12.37 2.87 $ 18.60 $ 38,690
Dover, DE 750 12.17 2.82 $ 16.80 $ 34,940
Beckley, WV 450 11.21 2.60 $ 13.24 $ 27,530
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 530 11.15 2.59 $ 16.56 $ 34,440
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 560 11.09 2.57 $ 17.09 $ 35,550
Auburn-Opelika, AL 610 10.74 2.49 $ 9.04 $ 18,800
Utica-Rome, NY 1,140 9.90 2.30 $ 19.17 $ 39,880
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 1,090 9.76 2.26 $ 16.66 $ 34,660
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 360 9.39 2.18 $ 16.80 $ 34,950
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,030 9.26 2.15 $ 16.10 $ 33,490