Information About Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs

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Training

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
Training for Taxi Drivers And Chauffeurs
Percent
Less than High School 17.2
High School 39.2
Some College 22.0
Associates Degree 6.4
Bachelors Degree 12.0
Masters Degree 2.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment

Represents about 232,000 people in the United States- 26.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 36,000 more taxi drivers and chauffeurs but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 77,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, taxi drivers and chauffeurs make $12.03 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs $8.12 $9.01 $10.90 $13.90 $17.80
Transportation and material moving occupations $8.52 $10.00 $13.80 $19.20 $26.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, taxi drivers and chauffeurs make $25,020 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs $16,890 $18,740 $22,760 $29,080 $37,170
Transportation and material moving occupations $17,730 $20,860 $28,760 $39,990 $54,860
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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