Taxi drivers

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2019 Workforce
338k
Average Age
44.1
Average Salary
$27,077
Average Male Salary
$29,317
Average Female Salary
$17,367

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 Individual & family services. Taxi drivers are paid most in Evansville City PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in North Miami City (Southwest) & Golden Glades (West) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,077
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,394

In 2019, Taxi drivers earned an average of $27,077, $28,447 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers make somewhat more than Taxi drivers while Nursing assistants 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

0.432
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Taxi drivers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.432, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

338k
2019 Workforce
± 14,255
21.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.18%

The number of people employed as Taxi drivers has been growing at a rate of 21.1%, from 278,942 people in 2018 to 337,857 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Taxi drivers employed by various industries. Taxi & limousine service employs the largest share of Taxi drivers at  95.4%, followed by Couriers & messengers with 1.46% and Services incidental to transportation with 0.883%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Taxi drivers in the US. The average age of male Taxi drivers in the workforce is 44.7 and of female Taxi drivers is 41.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Taxi drivers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

275k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 12,852
63.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,178

81.3% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

36.2% of Taxi drivers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.3% of Taxi drivers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

44.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.661
41.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.25

The median age of Taxi drivers is 44.1, and Male employees are generally 3.13 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Majors

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