Taxi drivers

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Total Workforce

279k

Average Age

43.1

Average Salary

$26,849

Average Male Salary

$28,263

Average Female Salary

$19,452

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Taxi drivers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Taxi & limousine service is the industry that employs the most Taxi drivers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Taxi drivers, by average wage, is Services incidental to transportation. Taxi drivers are paid most in North Beach & Chinatown PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Jackson Heights & North Corona PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,849

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,217

In 2018, Taxi drivers earned an average of $26,849, $27,039 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Sewing machine operators make somewhat more than Taxi drivers while Janitors & building cleaners make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Taxi drivers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.412

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Taxi drivers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.412, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Taxi drivers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Taxi drivers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Taxi drivers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Taxi drivers, by number of employees, are Taxi & limousine service, Services incidental to transportation, and Couriers & messengers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Taxi drivers, by average wage, are Services incidental to transportation, Taxi & limousine service, and Couriers & messengers.

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Industries by Share

279k

2018 Workforce

± 12,955

This graphic shows the share of Taxi drivers employed by various industries. Taxi & limousine service employs the largest share of Taxi drivers at  96.9%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 0.86% and Couriers & messengers with 0.319%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Taxi drivers in the US. The average age of male Taxi drivers in the workforce is 43.7 and of female Taxi drivers is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Taxi drivers is White.

Gender Composition

234k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 11,871

44.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,194

83.9% of Taxi drivers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Taxi drivers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Taxi drivers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

45% of Taxi drivers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 27.5% of Taxi drivers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Taxi drivers.

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Age by Gender

43.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.706

39.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.45

The median age of Taxi drivers is 43.1, and Male employees are generally 4.07 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Taxi drivers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Taxi drivers is Business but a relatively high number of Taxi drivers hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

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