Taxi Drivers

risk level
Based on 326 votes
by year 2032
or $14.74 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

78% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

85% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's very probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 78% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Taxi Drivers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Taxi Drivers' job openings is expected to rise 28.5% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Taxi Drivers' was $30,670, or $14 per hour

'Taxi Drivers' were paid 33.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 13,820 people employed as 'Taxi Drivers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as 'Taxi Drivers'.

Job description

Drive a motor vehicle to transport passengers on an unplanned basis and charge a fare, usually based on a meter.

SOC Code: 53-3054.00


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Dinesh Sukul (Highly likely) says
AI especially and the high level of stress, Due to increased traffic congestion
Mar 29, 2024 at 02:22 PM
Anonymous (Low) says
“Full self-driving will be ready next year” - Elon Musk, 2014
Feb 25, 2024 at 08:07 AM
Milan says
Elon musk is an idiot but autonomous vehicles are inevitable
Apr 26, 2024 at 01:52 AM
Mohamed (Highly likely) says
Now we can see self driving cars
May 30, 2022 at 04:56 PM

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