Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs

£27,040

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

42

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

2.61%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Taxi and cab drivers and chauffeurs drive motor cars for private individuals, government departments and industrial and commercial organisations, drive taxis for public hire, drive new cars to delivery points and drive motorcycles and other motor vehicles.

Qualifications

No academic qualifications are required but most entrants require a clean, current driving licence and a medical examination. Local authorities typically set their own tests of local knowledge and additional driving tests before awarding licences.

Typical tasks

  • checks tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water and fuel levels and general condition of vehicle before start of journey;
  • drives passenger-carrying motor cars, taxis and other motor cars and motorcycles, complying with road and traffic regulations;
  • collects passengers when hailed or in response to telephone/radio message and helps them to secure their luggage;
  • conveys passenger to destination and helps unload luggage;
  • cleans, services and maintains vehicle or motorcycle.

Common job titles

Driver, delivery, car
Chauffeur
Operator, taxi
Cabbie
Driver, carriage
Driver, hearse
Shunter, car
Driver, motor (funeral directors)
Driver, delivery (car delivery service)
Chauffeur-valet
Chauffeur-handyman
Owner-driver, taxi
Driver, taxicab
Driver, minicab
Driver
Driver and collector (coal mine)
Owner, carriages, hackney
Driver, cab, mini
Chauffeur-mechanic
Driver and collector (car delivery service)
Driver, car, motor
Driver, police, civilian
Gardener-chauffeur
Driver, taxi
Driver, cab
Driver (car delivery service)
Driver-handyman
Chauffeur-gardener
Handyman-driver
Deliverer, car
Driver-mechanic
Collector, car
Driver, hire, private
Owner, taxi