|Quick Facts: Taxi Drivers, Shuttle Drivers, and Chauffeurs|
$32,440 per year
$15.59 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|14% (Much faster than average)|
Taxi drivers (including ride-hailing drivers), shuttle drivers, and chauffeurs transport people to and from the places they need to go.
Some taxi drivers, shuttle drivers, and chauffeurs work part time. Work schedules vary and may include early mornings, evenings, or weekends.
Taxi drivers, shuttle drivers, and chauffeurs typically have no formal educational requirements. They typically get brief on-the-job training. They also may need a special driver’s license, such as a taxi or limousine license.
The median annual wage for shuttle drivers and chauffeurs was $32,800 in May 2022.
The median annual wage for taxi drivers was $30,670 in May 2022.
Overall employment of taxi drivers, shuttle drivers, and chauffeurs is projected to grow 14 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 55,400 openings for taxi drivers, shuttle drivers, and chauffeurs are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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