Average Taxi Driver Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Taxi Driver is $12.14.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $26
$16 - $5,087
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,000
$0 - $6,600
Total Pay
$19,426 - $68,510

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Job Description for Taxi Driver

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.

Job Satisfaction for Taxi Driver

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Popular Employer Salaries for Taxi Driver

The top respondents for the job title Taxi Driver are from the companies Uber Technologies, Inc., Lyft, Inc. and Taxi. Reported salaries are highest at Uber Technologies, Inc. where the average pay is $18.00. Taxi pays the lowest at around $10.00.

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Popular Skills for Taxi Driver

Skills in Customer Service, Oral / Verbal Communication, Safety Compliance and Driver/Core Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Pay by Experience Level for Taxi Driver

An entry-level Taxi Driver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.80 based on 18 salaries. An early career Taxi Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.03 based on 189 salaries. A mid-career Taxi Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.02 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Taxi Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.36 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Taxi Driver in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 105.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (35.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Las Vegas, Nevada (17.6% less) and Orlando, Florida (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 335 survey responses.
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