Taxi drivers & chauffeurs

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Total Workforce

458k

Average Age

46.8

Average Salary

$27,154

Average Male Salary

$28,370

Average Female Salary

$21,212

About

Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are most often employed by the Taxi & limousine service industry. The average yearly wage for Taxi drivers & chauffeurs was $27,154 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Taxi drivers & chauffeurs by wage are Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, and Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders.

Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are part of the Transportation Occupations, along with Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, Flight attendants, Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians, Bus drivers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Motor vehicle operators, all other, Locomotive engineers & operators, Railroad conductors & yardmasters, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, Ship & boat captains & operators, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Parking lot attendants, Automotive & watercraft service attendants-, Transportation inspectors, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Crane & tower operators, and Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are Sunnyside & Woodside PUMA, NY, Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, and Washington Heights, Inwood & Marble Hill PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are Sunnyside & Woodside PUMA, NY, Philadelphia City (Near Northeast-West) PUMA, PA, and Miami City (North) PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Taxi drivers & chauffeurs and on wages and locations for those in the field. Taxi & limousine service is the industry that employs the most Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, by average wage, is Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries. Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are paid most in Chatham County (West Central)Savannah City PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Sunnyside & Woodside PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,154

AVERAGE SALARY

± $970

In 2017, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs earned an average of $27,154, $24,911 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat more than Taxi drivers & chauffeurs while Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Taxi drivers & chauffeurs as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.414

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.414, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Taxi drivers & chauffeurs (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Taxi drivers & chauffeurs.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, by number of employees, are Taxi & limousine service, Services incidental to transportation, and Bus service & urban transit.

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Industries by Share

458k

2017 Workforce

± 16,590

21%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.45%

The number of people employed as Taxi drivers & chauffeurs has been growing at a rate of 21%, from 378,394 people in 2016 to 458,026 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs employed by various industries. Taxi & limousine service employs the largest share of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs at  69.1%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 3.35% and Bus service & urban transit with 2.37%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Taxi drivers & chauffeurs in the US. The average age of male Taxi drivers & chauffeurs in the workforce is 47.1 and of female Taxi drivers & chauffeurs is 45.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Taxi drivers & chauffeurs is White.

Gender Composition

380k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 15,119

77.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,848

83% of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

53.3% of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26.2% of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs.

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Age by Gender

47.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.599

45.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.24

The median age of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs is 46.8, and Male employees are generally 1.99 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Taxi drivers & chauffeurs from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Taxi drivers & chauffeurs is Business but a relatively high number of Taxi drivers & chauffeurs hold a major in Theology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Taxi drivers & chauffeurs from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Taxi drivers & chauffeurs need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Taxi drivers & chauffeurs need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Service Orientation, and Management of Financial Resources.

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