Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
507,340 1.0 % $15.45 $32,130 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $11.43 $14.93 $18.73 $23.01
Annual Wage (2) $18,790 $23,780 $31,060 $38,950 $47,860


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 211,210 2.49 $15.00 $31,200
School and Employee Bus Transportation 161,620 75.21 $16.38 $34,060
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 54,240 1.00 $16.20 $33,690
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 35,280 33.16 $14.63 $30,420
Individual and Family Services 10,850 0.47 $12.44 $25,870

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 161,620 75.21 $16.38 $34,060
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 35,280 33.16 $14.63 $30,420
Charter Bus Industry 3,670 12.26 $16.17 $33,640
Urban Transit Systems 1,790 3.80 $16.79 $34,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 211,210 2.49 $15.00 $31,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gasoline Stations (8) (8) $22.54 $46,890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $21.62 $44,980
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land (8) (8) $17.38 $36,140
Urban Transit Systems 1,790 3.80 $16.79 $34,920
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $16.69 $34,720


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 5.36 1.51 $19.31 $40,170
Texas 35,070 2.95 0.83 $13.85 $28,810
Pennsylvania 31,610 5.47 1.54 $13.66 $28,420
California 29,220 1.75 0.49 $17.56 $36,530
Illinois 22,010 3.71 1.04 $16.57 $34,470




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)
West Virginia 4,180 6.07 1.71 $12.33 $25,650
Connecticut 9,900 5.98 1.68 $17.42 $36,230
Pennsylvania 31,610 5.47 1.54 $13.66 $28,420
Minnesota 15,230 5.37 1.51 $16.46 $34,230
New York 49,390 5.36 1.51 $19.31 $40,170




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 970 1.36 0.38 $20.87 $43,420
New York 49,390 5.36 1.51 $19.31 $40,170
Alaska 1,060 3.35 0.94 $19.04 $39,610
Washington 12,910 4.05 1.14 $18.68 $38,850
Hawaii 1,160 1.84 0.52 $18.58 $38,650



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 26,990 4.03 1.13 $19.68 $40,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,640 2.91 0.82 $16.34 $33,990
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 9,640 7.40 2.08 $20.22 $42,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,500 4.92 1.38 $16.25 $33,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,050 3.09 0.87 $14.85 $30,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,810 3.50 0.98 $19.48 $40,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,730 3.33 0.94 $15.27 $31,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,450 1.68 0.47 $16.12 $33,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 7,260 5.35 1.50 $15.86 $33,000
Pittsburgh, PA 7,180 6.34 1.78 $12.02 $25,000


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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)
Beckley, WV 620 14.54 4.08 $13.22 $27,490
Lebanon, PA 660 13.44 3.78 (8) (8)
Johnstown, PA 650 13.24 3.72 $9.35 $19,450
Gettysburg, PA 340 10.45 2.94 $13.74 $28,580
Kingston, NY 580 9.85 2.77 $16.11 $33,500
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 520 9.61 2.70 $16.60 $34,530
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 760 9.53 2.68 $20.46 $42,560
Goldsboro, NC 370 9.51 2.67 $13.45 $27,990
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 1,030 9.46 2.66 $16.24 $33,780
Dothan, AL 530 9.32 2.62 $8.38 $17,420