How Much Do Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$34360 per year
Hourly wage
$17 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$19,830 to $25,440 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $12 per hour

Entry-level Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $19,830 to $25,440 per year or $10 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $25 $50,970
Senior (Top 25%) $20 $41,060
Middle (Mid 50%) $16 $32,320
Junior (Bottom 25%) $12 $25,440
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $19,830

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $22 $45,040
WA $21 $44,670
NY $21 $42,790
DC $20 $41,730
ND $20 $41,430
MA $19 $40,340
VI $19 $39,840
MD $19 $39,710
VT $19 $38,930
CT $19 $38,620

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Taxi Driver and Chauffeur is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs are in the states of AK, WA, NY, DC and ND.

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