Salary for Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Also known as:  Cab Driver, Courtesy Car Driver, Courtesy Van Driver, Funeral Car Driver, Hearse Driver, Limousine Driver, Livery Car Driver, Shuttle Bus Driver helps transportation professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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 earn an average pay level on a scale from 16000 to 24000 based on education and experience. Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs can expect an average wage of Twenty Four Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs obtain the highest salaries in the District of Columbia, where they can receive job pay of approximately $31960. Employees who work in this job have the highest salaries in Finance and Insurance, where they can get an average job salary of $44480.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.48 percent nationwide in that time.
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $44,480
Finance and Insurance $35,500
Construction $34,380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $31,520
Manufacturing $30,040
Educational Services $28,070
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $20,790
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $21,400
Wholesale Trade $22,860
Accommodation and Food Services $23,070
Other Services (except Public Administration) $23,310
Health Care and Social Assistance $23,320