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Taxi Driver Salary

The average salary for a Taxi Driver is $29,535 per year. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$14,229 - $69,181
(Median)
$14K
$30K
$69K
MEDIAN: $29,534
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90%

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$7.42 - $19.73
(Median)
$7
$9
$20
MEDIAN: $8.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$14,229 - $69,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
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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$14,888 - $55,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.42 - $19.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50 - $3.75  
Overtime
$0.28 - $15.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
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).
)
$14,888 - $55,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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

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

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Experience Affects Taxi Driver Salaries

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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National Average
$26,000

Experienced
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 76%
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