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Salary, Wages, Pay: Taxi Drivers & Chauffeurs




Earnings of taxi drivers and chauffeurs vary greatly, depending on factors such as the number of hours worked, regulatory conditions, customers’ tips, and geographic location. Median hourly earnings of salaried taxi drivers and chauffeurs, including tips, were $9.41 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $7.61 and $11.94 an hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $6.43, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $15.62 an hour. Median hourly earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of taxi drivers and chauffeurs in May 2004 were:

Taxi and limousine service $10.68
Other transit and ground passenger transportation 9.23
Traveler accommodation 8.48
Automobile dealers 8.45
Automotive equipment rental and leasing 8.25