Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
188,860 1.5 % $12.88 $26,790 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.77 $9.85 $11.68 $14.64 $18.51
Annual Wage (2) $18,250 $20,490 $24,300 $30,450 $38,500


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 52,070 62.63 $13.35 $27,760
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 26,020 24.70 $12.20 $25,380
Automobile Dealers 14,230 1.12 $11.14 $23,180
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 12,180 5.96 $11.66 $24,250
Individual and Family Services 9,660 0.57 $11.59 $24,100

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 52,070 62.63 $13.35 $27,760
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 26,020 24.70 $12.20 $25,380
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 210 6.98 $14.42 $29,980
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 12,180 5.96 $11.66 $24,250
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 610 4.29 $16.13 $33,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $40.15 $83,520
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) (8) $35.40 $73,640
Performing Arts Companies 150 0.12 $32.92 $68,480
Business Support Services (8) (8) $25.42 $52,880
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 30 (7) $23.81 $49,530


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 17,760 1.11 0.83 $14.30 $29,750
New York 15,170 1.67 1.24 $15.80 $32,860
Nevada 11,760 9.25 6.88 $13.73 $28,550
Florida 10,820 1.32 0.98 $11.52 $23,970
Texas 10,700 0.91 0.68 $12.29 $25,570




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 11,760 9.25 6.88 $13.73 $28,550
Massachusetts 9,900 2.86 2.13 $13.67 $28,430
Connecticut 3,840 2.30 1.71 $14.65 $30,460
Vermont 680 2.24 1.67 $11.95 $24,860
Hawaii 1,330 2.11 1.57 $13.63 $28,340




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 420 0.60 0.45 $16.24 $33,790
New York 15,170 1.67 1.24 $15.80 $32,860
Connecticut 3,840 2.30 1.71 $14.65 $30,460
California 17,760 1.11 0.83 $14.30 $29,750
New Jersey 8,230 2.08 1.55 $14.27 $29,670





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 12,580 1.91 1.42 $16.35 $34,020
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 11,170 11.94 8.88 $13.87 $28,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,900 1.62 1.20 $13.07 $27,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,440 1.29 0.96 $15.09 $31,380
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,030 2.24 1.66 $13.94 $29,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,350 1.73 1.29 $11.54 $24,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,910 1.17 0.87 $14.64 $30,450
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 2,880 2.70 2.00 $15.67 $32,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,720 0.93 0.69 $14.30 $29,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,600 1.63 1.21 $13.31 $27,680