Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
170,030 1.4 % $12.12 $25,200 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.24 $9.14 $10.98 $14.08 $17.72
Annual Wage (2) $17,130 $19,000 $22,840 $29,290 $36,850


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 50,120 64.97 $12.85 $26,730
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 19,840 22.21 $11.74 $24,410
Automobile Dealers 12,470 1.11 $10.44 $21,720
Individual and Family Services 8,350 0.60 $10.89 $22,650
Traveler Accommodation 7,710 0.44 $10.91 $22,700

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 50,120 64.97 $12.85 $26,730
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 19,840 22.21 $11.74 $24,410
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 580 4.73 $15.72 $32,690
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 7,130 4.02 $10.46 $21,750
Death Care Services 3,680 2.76 $12.19 $25,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 50 0.01 $28.16 $58,580
Motion Picture and Video Industries 920 0.24 $27.60 $57,400
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.10 $48,050
Legal Services 50 (7) $17.45 $36,310
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $16.92 $35,190


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 14,500 1.68 1.31 $15.46 $32,160
California 13,510 0.92 0.72 $12.99 $27,010
Texas 11,830 1.08 0.85 $10.95 $22,770
Nevada 11,340 9.84 7.68 $14.52 $30,200
Florida 10,160 1.36 1.06 $10.98 $22,840




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 11,340 9.84 7.68 $14.52 $30,200
North Dakota 1,030 2.44 1.90 $10.87 $22,610
Connecticut 3,710 2.27 1.77 $14.20 $29,530
Hawaii 1,360 2.26 1.76 $13.36 $27,790
Massachusetts 7,020 2.15 1.68 $12.86 $26,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 14,500 1.68 1.31 $15.46 $32,160
Nevada 11,340 9.84 7.68 $14.52 $30,200
Washington 3,850 1.36 1.06 $14.33 $29,820
District of Columbia 540 0.81 0.63 $14.30 $29,740
Connecticut 3,710 2.27 1.77 $14.20 $29,530





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 11,160 2.13 1.66 $16.06 $33,410
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10,880 12.95 10.10 $14.63 $30,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,050 1.27 0.99 $12.59 $26,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,130 2.36 1.84 $13.35 $27,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,970 1.07 0.84 $12.02 $25,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,180 1.73 1.35 $12.07 $25,100
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,790 2.18 1.70 $12.19 $25,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,770 1.17 0.91 $13.16 $27,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,670 0.97 0.76 $12.25 $25,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,580 1.20 0.94 $11.70 $24,330