Taxi drivers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
283k
Average Age
45
Average Salary
$28,310
Average Male Salary
$29,872
Average Female Salary
$20,176

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Taxi drivers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Taxi & limousine service is the industry that employs the most Taxi drivers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Taxi drivers, by average wage, is Motion pictures & video industries. Taxi drivers are paid most in Newton & Rockdale Counties PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Sunnyside & Woodside PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$28,310
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,384

In 2020, Taxi drivers earned an average of $28,310, $27,644 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs make somewhat more than Taxi drivers while Preschool & kindergarten teachers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Taxi drivers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.425
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Taxi drivers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.425, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Taxi drivers (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.

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries

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Industries by Share

283k
2020 Workforce
± 13,046
5.75%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.25%

The number of people employed as Taxi drivers has been growing at a rate of 5.75%, from 267,518 people in 2019 to 282,910 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Taxi drivers employed by various industries. Taxi & limousine service employs the largest share of Taxi drivers at  85.9%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 1.9% and Individual & family services with 1.07%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Taxi drivers in the US. The average age of male Taxi drivers in the workforce is 45.6 and of female Taxi drivers is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Taxi drivers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

237k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,951
45.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,241

83.9% of Taxi drivers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Taxi drivers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Taxi drivers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

36.8% of Taxi drivers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25.1% of Taxi drivers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Taxi drivers.

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Age by Sex

45.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.73
42.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.56

The median age of Taxi drivers is 45, and Male employees are generally 3.24 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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