Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Include hearse drivers. Exclude "Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians" (53-3011) and "Bus Drivers" (53-3021 through 53-3022).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
167,740 1.4 % $11.51 $23,930 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.67 $8.70 $10.56 $13.25 $16.84
Annual Wage (2) $15,950 $18,100 $21,960 $27,550 $35,020


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Taxi and Limousine Service 45,710 $12.56 $26,130
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 23,110 $11.20 $23,290
Automobile Dealers 10,110 $9.91 $20,610
Individual and Family Services 8,550 $10.04 $20,890
Traveler Accommodation 8,450 $10.05 $20,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Financial Investment Activities 120 $27.74 $57,690
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 30 $24.05 $50,030
Performing Arts Companies (8) $23.68 $49,250
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 50 $22.92 $47,670
Motion Picture and Video Industries 220 $21.50 $44,710


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nevada 10,420 $14.16 $29,460 8.830
New Jersey 8,650 $12.51 $26,020 2.247
North Dakota 750 $9.23 $19,190 2.113
Hawaii 1,200 $12.74 $26,510 2.045
Massachusetts 6,170 $13.12 $27,280 1.948

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 450 $15.37 $31,960 0.705
Connecticut 3,030 $14.93 $31,050 1.835
Nevada 10,420 $14.16 $29,460 8.830
Massachusetts 6,170 $13.12 $27,280 1.948
New York 14,410 $12.79 $26,610 1.698


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 9,950 $14.33 $29,800 11.594
Valdosta, GA 240 $7.49 $15,580 4.529
Johnstown, PA 230 $9.15 $19,030 3.997
St. George, UT 170 $14.10 $29,320 3.492
Pittsfield, MA 110 $10.35 $21,520 3.246

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 150 $19.41 $40,370 1.105
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,070 $17.71 $36,830 2.552
Bloomington, IN (8) $16.86 $35,060 (8)
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 260 $16.51 $34,340 1.467
Greensboro-High Point, NC 260 $14.65 $30,470 0.758


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010