Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
167,360 1.3 % $12.09 $25,140 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.20 $9.08 $10.97 $14.05 $17.89
Annual Wage (2) $17,050 $18,890 $22,820 $29,220 $37,200


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 48,370 64.63 $13.30 $27,670
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 21,610 24.44 $11.57 $24,060
Automobile Dealers 11,980 1.11 $10.25 $21,320
Individual and Family Services 8,070 0.62 $10.89 $22,640
Traveler Accommodation 7,880 0.45 $11.45 $23,820

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 48,370 64.63 $13.30 $27,670
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 21,610 24.44 $11.57 $24,060
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,090 6.03 $12.05 $25,060
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 500 4.43 $14.80 $30,790
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 6,610 3.86 $10.36 $21,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 150 0.04 $25.69 $53,430
Motion Picture and Video Industries 300 0.08 $23.85 $49,600
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.67 $49,230
Legal Services 40 (7) $18.99 $39,500
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 80 0.03 $18.00 $37,430


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)
New York 14,280 1.67 1.30 $15.25 $31,710
California 12,750 0.89 0.69 $12.21 $25,400
Texas 12,530 1.18 0.92 $10.88 $22,620
Nevada 11,000 9.76 7.60 $14.88 $30,940
Florida 10,240 1.41 1.10 $11.25 $23,400




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 11,000 9.76 7.60 $14.88 $30,940
Connecticut 3,720 2.29 1.79 $13.51 $28,100
North Dakota 900 2.24 1.74 $10.35 $21,530
Hawaii 1,290 2.20 1.71 $13.82 $28,740
Massachusetts 6,720 2.10 1.63 $12.97 $26,990




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 1,220 1.87 1.46 $17.09 $35,550
New York 14,280 1.67 1.30 $15.25 $31,710
Nevada 11,000 9.76 7.60 $14.88 $30,940
New Jersey 7,350 1.94 1.51 $13.85 $28,820
Hawaii 1,290 2.20 1.71 $13.82 $28,740





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,810 2.10 1.63 $16.38 $34,060
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10,420 12.73 9.91 $15.09 $31,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,890 1.34 1.04 $13.14 $27,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,610 1.19 0.93 $11.55 $24,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,910 2.29 1.78 $13.25 $27,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,550 1.35 1.05 $12.27 $25,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,160 1.73 1.35 $11.93 $24,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,980 1.27 0.99 $14.93 $31,060
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,670 2.67 2.08 $11.19 $23,270
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,550 2.03 1.58 $11.96 $24,880