The salary statistics of taxi drivers and chauffeurs are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of taxi drivers and chauffeurs within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The taxi drivers and chauffeurs annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for taxi drivers and chauffeurs. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) taxi drivers and chauffeurs is $37,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,470. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 114% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for taxi drivers and chauffeurs from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.43%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.09%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.26% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 1.43% in 2011.
The average salaries of taxi drivers and chauffeurs in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for taxi drivers and chauffeurs occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $41,800. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $20,870).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only taxi drivers and chauffeurs salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of taxi drivers and chauffeurs in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,730 to $30,060. The highest paying state for taxi drivers and chauffeurs is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $30,060. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $17,730. For more salary information of taxi drivers and chauffeurs profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |