Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Include hearse drivers. Exclude "Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians" (53-3011) and "Bus Drivers" (53-3021 through 53-3022).

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
131,570 2.6 % $10.22 $21,260 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.37 $7.42 $9.14 $11.72 $15.51
Annual Wage (2) $13,250 $15,440 $19,010 $24,370 $32,260

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Taxi and limousine service 38,100 $11.21 $23,320 1 22
Other ground passenger transportation 14,300 $9.36 $19,470 2 57
Traveler accommodation 7,240 $8.47 $17,610 3 73
Automotive equipment rental and leasing 7,170 $8.69 $18,080 4 68
Automobile dealers 6,030 $8.51 $17,690 5 72

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Computer systems design and related services (6) $23.79 $49,470 (6) 1
Other financial investment activities 260 $20.82 $43,310 36 2
Depository credit intermediation 130 $18.67 $38,840 51 3
Machinery and equipment rental and leasing 40 $18.63 $38,750 64 4
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 60 $18.58 $38,640 61 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 8,200 $12.01 $24,980 0.770% 494
Hawaii 1,220 $10.30 $21,410 0.221% 456
Connecticut 3,180 $13.26 $27,580 0.194% 505
North Dakota 570 $8.04 $16,730 0.181% 489
Nebraska 1,460 $8.23 $17,130 0.166% 592

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 3,180 $13.26 $27,580 0.194% 505
New York 9,220 $12.26 $25,500 0.112% 606
District of Columbia 370 $12.15 $25,270 0.062% 381
Nevada 8,200 $12.01 $24,980 0.770% 494
Illinois 4,690 $11.15 $23,200 0.081% 633

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 7,700 $12.14 $25,250 0.961%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 720 $17.13 $35,640 0.360%
Rochester, MN MSA 270 $9.74 $20,260 0.277%
Pittsfield, MA MSA 110 $9.39 $19,530 0.263%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 480 $8.25 $17,160 0.262%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 720 $17.13 $35,640 0.360%
New York, NY PMSA 4,880 $13.91 $28,930 0.123%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 340 $13.78 $28,660 0.184%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 90 $13.34 $27,740 0.107%
Salinas, CA MSA 100 $13.09 $27,240 0.065%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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