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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
504,150 1.1 % $16.05 $33,390 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.13 $11.86 $15.58 $19.49 $23.76
Annual Wage (2) $19,000 $24,670 $32,420 $40,540 $49,430


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 212,920 2.49 $15.44 $32,110
School and Employee Bus Transportation 159,350 73.69 $17.13 $35,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 55,080 1.00 $17.11 $35,600
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 33,770 32.09 $15.23 $31,680
Individual and Family Services 10,690 0.44 $13.02 $27,090

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 159,350 73.69 $17.13 $35,620
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 33,770 32.09 $15.23 $31,680
Charter Bus Industry 2,990 10.15 $15.81 $32,890
Urban Transit Systems 2,360 4.86 $17.07 $35,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools 212,920 2.49 $15.44 $32,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $24.99 $51,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,030 0.05 $21.60 $44,930
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land (8) (8) $18.01 $37,450
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $17.54 $36,490
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 290 1.64 $17.30 $35,980


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 49,390 5.26 1.51 $20.11 $41,840
Texas 34,370 2.84 0.81 $13.73 $28,550
Pennsylvania 31,970 5.47 1.57 $14.77 $30,720
California 26,960 1.58 0.45 $18.67 $38,830
Illinois 24,130 4.03 1.16 $17.41 $36,220




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)
Mississippi 6,610 5.88 1.69 $10.34 $21,520
Connecticut 9,580 5.77 1.66 $18.45 $38,380
Pennsylvania 31,970 5.47 1.57 $14.77 $30,720
West Virginia 3,800 5.45 1.56 $12.46 $25,910
Minnesota 15,300 5.33 1.53 $17.14 $35,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 950 1.34 0.38 $21.55 $44,830
Alaska 1,110 3.51 1.01 $21.12 $43,930
North Dakota 1,700 4.09 1.17 $20.59 $42,830
New York 49,390 5.26 1.51 $20.11 $41,840
Washington 12,960 3.98 1.14 $19.99 $41,570





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 41,790 4.40 1.26 $20.39 $42,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 17,360 3.74 1.07 $17.66 $36,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 14,000 4.92 1.41 $16.82 $34,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,870 4.11 1.18 $19.63 $40,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,550 3.93 1.13 $15.94 $33,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,460 4.83 1.39 $16.50 $34,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,680 1.42 0.41 $17.86 $37,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,670 2.91 0.83 $13.65 $28,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,430 3.06 0.88 $20.36 $42,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,730 2.17 0.62 $14.78 $30,740