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Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.   (O'Net 53-3041.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Auto Driver, Bicycle Taxi Driver, Bus Driver, Cab Driver, Chauffeur, Corporate Driver, Courtesy Car Driver, Courtesy Van Driver, Crew Car Driver, Delivery Driver, Drive Away Driver, Driver, Escort Car Driver, Flag Car Driver, Funeral Car Chauffeur, Funeral Car Driver, Hack Driver, Hacker, Hearse Driver, Jeep Driver, Limousine Driver (Limo Driver), Livery Car Driver, Maintenance Equipment Operator, Motor Coach Chauffeur, Motor Coach Driver, Motor Pool Driver, New Car Driver, Patient Transportation Driver, Pedicab Driver, Rental Car Deliverer, Rickshaw Driver, Shuttle Bus Driver, Shuttle Driver, Taxi Cab Driver, Taxi Driver, Taxicab Driver, Tow Bar Driver, Transportation Aide, Transportation Assistant, Transportation Driver, Transporter, Utility Worker Driver, Van Driver, Vehicle Operator, Wide Load Escort
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 9.61   $ 9.71   $ 11.23   $ 13.61   $ 15.51   $ 11.95  
    Yearly $19,980   $20,190   $23,360   $28,300   $32,250   $24,860  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 9.77   $ 10.44   $ 11.57   $ 13.54   $ 15.11   $ 12.07  
    Yearly $20,310   $21,720   $24,060   $28,160   $31,430   $25,110  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.60   $ 9.61   $ 10.86   $ 13.71   $ 16.72   $ 11.92  
    Yearly $19,980   $19,990   $22,590   $28,520   $34,770   $24,800  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 9.60   $ 9.61   $ 9.76   $ 13.63   $ 15.64   $ 11.71  
    Yearly $19,970   $19,980   $20,300   $28,360   $32,530   $24,370  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 874 1,072 2.1% 36
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Transit and ground passenger transportation 33.3%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 20.9%
    Social assistance 6.7%
    Motor vehicle and parts dealers 6.2%
    Nursing and residential care facilities 4.6%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs  updated June 2010
     


    Knowledge
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs  updated June 2010
     


    Skills
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
     
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Reaction Time - The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
     
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
     
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
     
  • Depth Perception - The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
     
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
     
  • Glare Sensitivity - The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
     
  • Response Orientation - The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
     
  • Time Sharing - The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs  updated June 2010
     


    Work Activities
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  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People - Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs  updated June 2010
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs  updated June 2010
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
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  • Training: 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.
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  • Experience: Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs  updated June 2010
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 
     

     
     
     
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