Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

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
Geographic 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)
467,610 0.9 % $13.78 $28,660 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.14 $9.84 $13.26 $16.85 $20.52
Annual Wage (2) $16,930 $20,470 $27,580 $35,040 $42,690


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 227,710 2.67 $13.43 $27,930
School and Employee Bus Transportation 152,360 76.11 $14.39 $29,940
Local Government (OES Designation) 45,520 0.81 $15.07 $31,350
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 13,840 17.34 $12.53 $26,070
Individual and Family Services 8,880 0.73 $10.68 $22,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
School and Employee Bus Transportation 152,360 76.11 $14.39 $29,940
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 13,840 17.34 $12.53 $26,070
Charter Bus Industry 1,920 6.17 $15.38 $31,990
Urban Transit Systems 1,450 3.64 $13.49 $28,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 227,710 2.67 $13.43 $27,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 500 0.38 $17.27 $35,920
Charter Bus Industry 1,920 6.17 $15.38 $31,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 45,520 0.81 $15.07 $31,350
Taxi and Limousine Service (8) (8) $14.89 $30,970
Activities Related to Real Estate (8) (8) $14.55 $30,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 50,350 6.04 1.64 $17.15 $35,660
Texas 31,150 3.09 0.84 $11.54 $24,000
Pennsylvania 28,160 5.14 1.40 $14.20 $29,530
California 23,850 1.70 0.46 $16.15 $33,600
Illinois 21,900 3.96 1.08 $13.45 $27,980




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 50,350 6.04 1.64 $17.15 $35,660
Kentucky 9,910 5.78 1.57 $14.84 $30,870
West Virginia 3,960 5.75 1.56 $10.55 $21,950
North Dakota 1,980 5.55 1.51 $15.34 $31,910
Mississippi 5,730 5.36 1.46 $8.99 $18,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 10,790 4.01 1.09 $17.18 $35,740
New York 50,350 6.04 1.64 $17.15 $35,660
Nevada 2,070 1.86 0.51 $16.91 $35,170
Alaska 1,070 3.46 0.94 $16.88 $35,120
Massachusetts 10,620 3.41 0.93 $16.24 $33,790

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,130 4.04 1.10 $18.09 $37,640
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 13,520 3.82 1.04 $13.13 $27,320
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 10,230 8.50 2.31 $17.61 $36,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,050 3.62 0.98 $12.39 $25,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,180 3.72 1.01 $11.61 $24,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,370 3.80 1.03 $14.96 $31,110
Pittsburgh, PA 6,220 5.69 1.55 $13.74 $28,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,180 1.62 0.44 $15.79 $32,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,850 3.24 0.88 $19.53 $40,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,840 2.55 0.69 $16.48 $34,270




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lebanon, PA 640 14.00 3.81 $15.14 $31,490
Kingston, NY 750 12.80 3.48 $13.92 $28,960
Anderson, IN 470 12.55 3.41 $14.38 $29,910
Erie, PA 1,380 11.09 3.02 $14.02 $29,170
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 2,440 10.10 2.75 $18.89 $39,290
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 750 9.91 2.69 $14.57 $30,300
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 540 9.03 2.45 (8) (8)
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 430 8.95 2.43 $13.30 $27,660
Monroe, MI 320 8.70 2.36 $15.49 $32,210
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 740 8.69 2.36 $16.05 $33,390