Occupational Employment Statistics


53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers. Excludes ÔÇťAmbulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians" (53-3011) and "Bus Drivers" (53-3020).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 24037$13.93/hr$10.41/hr$11.05/hr$13.15/hr$16.12/hr$18.83/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,570$13.07/hr
Financial Activities210$14.77/hr
Professional and Business Services40$15.22/hr
Education and Health Services900$14.99/hr
Leisure and Hospitality300$11.92/hr
Other ServicesN/A$10.58/hr
Public Administration100$15.76/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 40$11.56/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$11.67/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$14.42/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$14.49/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 120$13.79/hr-9.2%
Southwest Minnesota 120$11.71/hr-2.8%
Southeast Balance of State 140$11.27/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$12.98/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$9.71/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 170$13.39/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 200$12.94/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 210$12.08/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 240$13.15/hr-10.0%
Central Minnesota 340$13.87/hr21.9%
Rochester MN MSA 380$13.10/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 510$12.70/hr-10.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,810$14.03/hr-10.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,010$14.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,250$13.78/hr-9.3%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 3,980$19.40/hr8.9%
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 16,070$18.68/hr5.6%
Bus Drivers, School 15,300$17.39/hr8.0%

  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance, such as regulating tire pressure and adding gasoline, oil, and water.
  • Test vehicle equipment, such as lights, brakes, horns, or windshield wipers, to ensure proper operation.
  • Drive taxicabs, limousines, company cars, or privately owned vehicles to transport passengers.
  • Vacuum and clean interiors and wash and polish exteriors of automobiles.
  • Arrange to pick up particular customers or groups on a regular schedule.
  • Communicate with dispatchers by radio, telephone, or computer to exchange information and receive requests for passenger service.
  • Follow relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation and ensure that passengers follow safety regulations.
  • Provide passengers with assistance entering and exiting vehicles and help them with any luggage.
  • Perform errands for customers or employers, such as delivering or picking up mail and packages.
  • Notify dispatchers or company mechanics of vehicle problems.