Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs

Training Requirements for Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
Percent
Less than High School 14.5
High School 36.4
Some College 23.7
Associates Degree 7.7
Bachelors Degree 13.4
Masters Degree 3.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment Outlook for Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs

This represents about 233,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 30,000 more taxi drivers and chauffeurs but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 74,000 more.

Typical Income for Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs

Hourly Income

On average,taxi drivers and chauffeurs make $12.88 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs $8.77 $9.85 $11.68 $14.64 $18.51
Transportation and material moving occupations $9.21 $10.91 $14.78 $20.76 $28.50
Motor vehicle operators $9.34 $12.17 $16.82 $22.38 $28.66
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, taxi drivers and chauffeurs make $26,790 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs $18,250 $20,490 $24,300 $30,450 $38,500
Transportation and material moving occupations $19,150 $22,680 $30,730 $43,170 $59,270
Motor vehicle operators $19,430 $25,300 $34,980 $46,550 $59,610
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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