Taxi Driver Salary

A Taxi Driver earns an average salary of $28,597 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$14,264 - $67,603
$14K
$29K
$68K
MEDIAN: $28,597
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90%

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$7.53 - $26.55
$7
$11
$27
MEDIAN: $10.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$14,264 - $67,603  
   
Bonus
$750  
Commission
$11,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,347 - $61,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.53 - $26.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21 - $16.44  
Overtime
$10.21 - $29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$750  
   
Commission
$11,800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,347 - $61,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Job Description for Taxi Driver

Taxi drivers transport passengers to requested locations via taxi, generally within a defined area of service. For most positions, drivers use company cabs, though there are some services that require the taxi driver to use their personal car. These professionals must have excellent verbal communication skills, as they must interact with passengers, make conversation, and comprehend their directions. The taxi driver also must be proficient in arithmetic, as counting change for passengers is an important part of the job. The taxi driver must keep the car clean and may need some mechanical experience, as pre-driving inspections might be necessary.

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Taxi Driver Tasks

  • Drive to and from locations to pick up and deliver clients.
  • Collect and document payments and make change.
  • Maintain vehicle, including communication equipment.
  • Communicate with central base about clients, routes, and schedule.

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Pay by Experience Level for Taxi Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Taxi Driver

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Taxi Driver Salaries

Entry-Level
▲2%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$25,000

Experienced
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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