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Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
(SOC Code : 53-3041)
in San Luis Obispo County

Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Include hearse drivers. Exclude "Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians" (53-3011) and "Bus Drivers" (53-3021 through 53-3022).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

San Luis Obispo County is the same as San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande MSA20161st Qtr$11.03$9.71$10.72$11.98

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
San Luis Obispo County 2014 - 20246013070116.78

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in San Luis Obispo County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Automobile Dealers 675.5%
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 444.1%
Other Personal Services 954.1%
Individual and Family Services 3943.7%
Community Care Facility for the Elderly 533.4%
Accommodation 2962.8%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 91.5%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.

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