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How Much Does a Cab Driver Earn In The United States?

Cab Driver Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$27,000
$15,000
$27,000
$49,000
Cab drivers in the United States make an average salary of $27,517 per year or $13.23 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $15,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $49,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Montana provide the highest cab driver salaries.
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Where Cab Drivers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where cab drivers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Cab Drivers Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a cab driver is roughly $27,517 per year, which boils down to $13.23 per hour. Interestingly enough, cab drivers have the highest salaries in Lacey, WA at about $55,498 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Lacey, WA is $26,000. Additionally, cab drivers make more than the average salary in West Fargo, ND, Schenectady, NY, Chicago, IL, Colorado Springs, CO, and Portland, ME. On a more broad level, cab driver salaries are highest in Washington, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Vermont, Montana, Minnesota, and New York. On the contrary, Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina offer the lowest cab driver salaries.
Location
1. Lacey, WA
$55,498
Avg. Salary
$16k
$83k
2. West Fargo, ND
$54,546
Avg. Salary
$16k
$83k
3. Schenectady, NY
$49,932
Avg. Salary
$16k
$83k
4. Chicago, IL
$47,327
Avg. Salary
$16k
$83k
5. Colorado Springs, CO
$46,604
Avg. Salary
$16k
$83k
6. Portland, ME
$46,033
Avg. Salary
$16k
$83k

High Paying Cab Driver Jobs

Which Companies Pay Cab Drivers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Assurance and Randstad USA as they offer the highest salaries for cab drivers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$25k
$96k
Avg. Salary
$25k
$96k
Avg. Salary
$25k
$96k
Avg. Salary
$25k
$96k

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Cab Driver Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Cab Driver Salaries

    The salary for a cab driver can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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