Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.
- Report to taxicab services or garages to receive vehicle assignments.
- Provide passengers with information about the local area and points of interest or give advice on hotels and restaurants.
- Collect fares or vouchers from passengers and make change or issue receipts as necessary.
- Turn the taximeter on when passengers enter the cab and turn it off when they reach the final destination.
- Operate vehicles with specialized equipment, such as wheelchair lifts, to transport and secure passengers with special needs.
- Determine fares based on trip distances and times, using taximeters and fee schedules, and announce fares to passengers.
- Perform errands for customers or employers, such as delivering or picking up mail and packages.
- Pick up or meet employers according to requests, appointments, or schedules.
- Vacuum and clean interiors and wash and polish exteriors of automobiles.
- Perform minor vehicle repairs, such as cleaning spark plugs, or take vehicles to mechanics for servicing.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RE.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Enterprising environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Support and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- 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.
- 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.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- 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.
- 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.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
In 2017, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $25,530 with most people making between $17,430 and $36,900
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 9,980 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 11,220 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 124 openings due to growth and about 186 replacement openings for approximately 310 total annual openings.