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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

53-3058 Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 53-3051 Bus Drivers, School; 53-3053 Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs; and 53-3054 Taxi Drivers; and the 2010 SOC occupations 53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client; and 53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.


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)
700,030 1.2 % $15.97 $33,210 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.29 $11.66 $15.07 $19.20 $23.80
Annual Wage (2) $19,320 $24,250 $31,340 $39,950 $49,500


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 209,290 2.43 $15.92 $33,100
School and Employee Bus Transportation 157,430 71.93 $17.95 $37,330
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 66,330 58.82 $15.16 $31,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60,590 1.09 $17.21 $35,790
Taxi and Limousine Service 50,250 66.67 $15.14 $31,490

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 157,430 71.93 $17.95 $37,330
Taxi and Limousine Service 50,250 66.67 $15.14 $31,490
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 66,330 58.82 $15.16 $31,540
Charter Bus Industry 2,720 9.43 $16.37 $34,040
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 1,160 8.22 $14.90 $30,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 140 0.10 $33.99 $70,710
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 80 (7) $20.85 $43,360
Plastics Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $20.33 $42,280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 140 0.01 $19.04 $39,600
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.02 $18.64 $38,770


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 67,150 7.05 1.48 $20.00 $41,600
California 56,120 3.23 0.68 $18.01 $37,460
Texas 46,180 3.71 0.78 $13.25 $27,570
Pennsylvania 38,190 6.47 1.36 $14.77 $30,720
Florida 29,820 3.39 0.71 $13.56 $28,210




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)
Connecticut 13,720 8.24 1.73 $18.09 $37,620
Nevada 10,370 7.45 1.56 $13.64 $28,380
New York 67,150 7.05 1.48 $20.00 $41,600
Wyoming 1,910 6.97 1.46 $17.02 $35,410
Mississippi 7,640 6.77 1.42 $10.70 $22,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,590 5.01 1.05 $21.27 $44,230
New York 67,150 7.05 1.48 $20.00 $41,600
Washington 16,760 5.05 1.06 $19.99 $41,590
Massachusetts 23,340 6.45 1.35 $19.73 $41,030
District of Columbia 800 1.11 0.23 $18.74 $38,990





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 60,470 6.26 1.31 $20.21 $42,040
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 21,680 4.64 0.97 $17.06 $35,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,770 2.85 0.60 $17.49 $36,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 16,750 5.82 1.22 $16.14 $33,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 16,400 5.16 1.08 $19.13 $39,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 16,160 5.78 1.21 $20.33 $42,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 13,450 5.44 1.14 $19.52 $40,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,590 4.13 0.87 $13.42 $27,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,450 4.54 0.95 $14.45 $30,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 11,710 5.94 1.25 $17.33 $36,050