Salary for Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

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Taxi and chauffer drivers mainly drive taxis, vans, limousines, hearses and other commercial transportation vehicles. Some also drive commercial cargo vehicles. This job is not usually dangerous, but it does require workers to sit for long periods of time, which can be stressful. These positions may require a high school diploma. A commercial driver's license is usually a necessity. Once hired, a new employee may need up to one month of formal training before beginning work.

A Taxi Driver or Chauffeur can get an average wage on a scale from $19,830 - $50,970 based on tenure and industry expertise. will usually earn a wage of thirty-four thousand three hundred and sixty dollars on an annual basis.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Alaska, where they can get compensation, on average, of close to about $45,040. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, where they get pay of $45,710.

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Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs tend to make the most in the following industries:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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