Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

53-3022 Bus Drivers, School

Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
459,480 0.9 % $13.49 $28,050 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.69 $9.79 $13.17 $16.45 $19.72
Annual Wage (2) $16,000 $20,370 $27,400 $34,210 $41,010


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools 233,890 $13.16 $27,370
School and Employee Bus Transportation 146,100 $14.12 $29,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 41,410 $14.56 $30,290
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 10,010 $12.49 $25,990
Individual and Family Services 9,460 $10.60 $22,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automobile Dealers (8) $17.22 $35,810
Educational Support Services 490 $15.95 $33,170
Offices of Physicians 40 $15.61 $32,470
Charter Bus Industry 1,850 $15.22 $31,650
Taxi and Limousine Service 530 $14.87 $30,920


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Idaho 3,920 $13.58 $28,240 6.384
New York 49,030 $16.77 $34,890 5.776
Kentucky 9,900 $14.64 $30,450 5.662
North Dakota 1,830 $14.75 $30,680 5.171
Arkansas 5,860 $11.39 $23,690 5.107

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York 49,030 $16.77 $34,890 5.776
Washington 10,120 $16.70 $34,740 3.627
Nevada 2,160 $16.54 $34,410 1.826
Massachusetts 10,800 $16.25 $33,810 3.408
California 21,160 $16.02 $33,320 1.456


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Lebanon, PA 580 $13.89 $28,890 12.353
Kingston, NY 730 $13.89 $28,880 12.249
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 750 $15.59 $32,420 10.053
Monroe, MI 370 $16.48 $34,270 9.801
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 460 $13.80 $28,700 9.346

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Salinas, CA (8) $21.01 $43,700 (8)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA (8) $20.41 $42,460 (8)
Eau Claire, WI 290 $19.60 $40,760 3.810
Ithaca, NY 100 $19.14 $39,800 2.009
Peoria, IL 760 $18.76 $39,010 4.452


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010