Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
180,960 1.4 % $12.53 $26,070 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.57 $9.44 $11.30 $14.35 $18.25
Annual Wage (2) $17,830 $19,630 $23,510 $29,840 $37,970


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 50,630 61.87 $13.00 $27,050
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 24,720 25.01 $11.83 $24,600
Automobile Dealers 14,230 1.16 $10.89 $22,650
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 10,310 5.27 $11.01 $22,900
Traveler Accommodation 8,260 0.44 $11.50 $23,920

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 50,630 61.87 $13.00 $27,050
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 24,720 25.01 $11.83 $24,600
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 270 9.74 $12.90 $26,840
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 10,310 5.27 $11.01 $22,900
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 670 4.90 $15.64 $32,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 110 0.10 $34.66 $72,080
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) (8) $29.31 $60,950
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,500 0.38 $25.42 $52,870
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30 0.06 $24.54 $51,030
Legal Services 50 (7) $20.83 $43,320


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 14,700 1.64 1.25 $15.57 $32,390
California 13,910 0.90 0.68 $13.85 $28,800
Nevada 12,040 9.77 7.44 $13.83 $28,770
Texas 11,820 1.02 0.78 $11.75 $24,440
Florida 10,030 1.27 0.96 $11.12 $23,140



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 12,040 9.77 7.44 $13.83 $28,770
Massachusetts 8,330 2.45 1.87 $12.92 $26,860
Connecticut 3,990 2.40 1.83 $15.15 $31,510
New Jersey 7,730 1.98 1.51 $13.77 $28,650
Hawaii 1,200 1.93 1.47 $13.68 $28,450



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 480 0.71 0.54 $16.67 $34,670
New York 14,700 1.64 1.25 $15.57 $32,390
Connecticut 3,990 2.40 1.83 $15.15 $31,510
Alaska 390 1.18 0.90 $14.15 $29,430
California 13,910 0.90 0.68 $13.85 $28,800




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 12,310 1.90 1.45 $16.08 $33,450
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 11,500 12.70 9.68 $13.97 $29,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,970 1.21 0.92 $14.66 $30,500
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,670 1.31 1.00 $12.14 $25,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,810 2.16 1.65 $13.42 $27,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,040 1.62 1.24 $11.57 $24,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,000 1.24 0.94 $14.64 $30,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,930 1.00 0.76 $13.35 $27,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,780 1.81 1.38 $14.07 $29,270
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,560 1.95 1.48 $12.53 $26,070