Taxi Driver Salary
A Taxi Driver earns an average salary of $29,620 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
|Salary||$14,392 - $75,125|
|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).)
|$16,730 - $70,089|
|Hourly Rate||$7.85 - $25.91|
|Hourly Tips||$0.20 - $16.44|
|Overtime||$11.99 - $37.10|
|Total Pay (||$16,730 - $70,089|
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.Read More...
Taxi drivers generally pay a percentage of fares to their taxi company and earn tips that depend on how many passengers they serve. They may work part time or full time during a wide variety of shifts; some positions are flexible, while others require the taxi driver to work a certain shift.
Taxi drivers must have a driver's license, and some positions require the taxi driver to possess a taxi driver certification. A high school diploma or equivalent is usually needed as well. Generally, taxi drivers must have a clean criminal background and a clean driving record, with no DUIs in recent years. They must be able to safely operate their vehicle in a variety of traffic and weather conditions as well.
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
Pay by Experience for a Taxi Driver has a negative trend. An entry-level Taxi Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Taxi Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Taxi Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 37 salaries. A Taxi Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 15 salaries.
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