Taxi Drivers, Ride-Hailing Drivers and ChauffeursWhat Taxi Drivers, Ride-Hailing Drivers, and Chauffeurs Do
Taxi drivers, ride-hailing drivers, and chauffeurs transport people to and from the places they need to go, such as airports, homes, shopping centers, and workplaces. These drivers must know their way around a city to take passengers to their destinations.
About 1 in 4 taxi drivers, ride-hailing drivers, and chauffeurs worked part time in 2016. Evening and weekend work is common.How to Become a Taxi Driver, Ride-Hailing Driver, or Chauffeur
Most taxi drivers, ride-hailing drivers, and chauffeurs go through a brief training period. Many states and local municipalities require taxi drivers and chauffeurs to get a taxi or limousine license. Although not required, many of these workers have a high school diploma.Pay
The median annual wage for taxi drivers, ride-hailing drivers, and chauffeurs was $24,880 in May 2017.Job Outlook