Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers, also known as cab drivers, operate automobiles and other motor vehicles to take passengers from one place to another for a fee. This fee is usually based on distance traveled or time as recorded on a taximeter. There are currently about 170,030 taxi drivers and chauffeurs in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Cab Drivers, Cabbies
Duties Operate automobiles and other motor vehicles to take passengers from one place to another for a fee
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience No experience is required
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements In general, you must be 21 years of age or older to drive a taxicab.
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Poor
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager or Independent Operator
  • Lead Driver
  • Experienced Taxi Driver
  • Entry-Level Taxi Driver

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