Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Include hearse drivers. Exclude "Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians" (53-3011) and "Bus Drivers" (53-3021 through 53-3022).
Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Tasks: Follow relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation and ensure that passengers follow safety regulations. Test vehicle equipment, such as lights, brakes, horns, or windshield wipers, to ensure proper operation. Arrange to pick up particular customers or groups on a regular schedule. Provide passengers with assistance entering and exiting vehicles and help them with any luggage. Notify dispatchers or company mechanics of vehicle problems. Complete accident reports when necessary. Communicate with dispatchers by radio, telephone, or computer to exchange information and receive requests for passenger service. Drive taxicabs, limousines, company cars, or privately owned vehicles to transport passengers. Perform routine vehicle maintenance, such as regulating tire pressure and adding gasoline, oil, and water. Pick up passengers at prearranged locations, at taxi stands, or by cruising streets in high traffic areas. Record name, date, and taxi identification information on trip sheets, along with trip information, such as time and place of pickup and drop-off, and total fee. Perform minor vehicle repairs, such as cleaning spark plugs, or take vehicles to mechanics for servicing. Vacuum and clean interiors and wash and polish exteriors of automobiles. Pick up or meet employers according to requests, appointments, or schedules. Perform errands for customers or employers, such as delivering or picking up mail and packages.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.62   Entry $17,929.00
Mean $11.94   Mean $24,829.00
Experience $13.60 Experience $28,284.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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53-3041.00 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs