Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
515,020 1.0 % $14.96 $31,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.88 $11.01 $14.50 $18.24 $22.30
Annual Wage (2) $18,470 $22,910 $30,150 $37,940 $46,390


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 216,480 2.57 $14.58 $30,330
School and Employee Bus Transportation 164,930 76.97 $15.77 $32,800
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,770 1.02 $15.79 $32,840
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 35,330 33.54 $14.10 $29,330
Individual and Family Services 10,770 0.64 $12.11 $25,200

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 164,930 76.97 $15.77 $32,800
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 35,330 33.54 $14.10 $29,330
Charter Bus Industry 3,290 11.31 $15.03 $31,270
Urban Transit Systems 1,630 3.53 $16.25 $33,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools 216,480 2.57 $14.58 $30,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,090 0.05 $21.03 $43,740
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $18.90 $39,310
Urban Transit Systems 1,630 3.53 $16.25 $33,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,770 1.02 $15.79 $32,840
School and Employee Bus Transportation 164,930 76.97 $15.77 $32,800


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 50,500 5.55 1.51 $18.27 $38,000
Texas 34,660 2.95 0.80 $13.36 $27,790
Pennsylvania 31,540 5.49 1.50 $13.68 $28,460
California 29,380 1.84 0.50 $16.95 $35,250
Illinois 22,530 3.82 1.04 $16.28 $33,850




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 5,410 7.75 2.11 $12.06 $25,080
Connecticut 10,260 6.16 1.68 $16.91 $35,160
Minnesota 15,720 5.59 1.52 $15.97 $33,220
New York 50,500 5.55 1.51 $18.27 $38,000
Pennsylvania 31,540 5.49 1.50 $13.68 $28,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,430 3.35 0.91 $20.09 $41,790
District of Columbia 1,230 1.75 0.48 $19.05 $39,620
Alaska 1,040 3.21 0.87 $18.99 $39,500
New York 50,500 5.55 1.51 $18.27 $38,000
Hawaii 1,430 2.25 0.61 $18.23 $37,920





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 27,510 4.18 1.14 $18.47 $38,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,520 4.51 1.23 $15.06 $31,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,910 3.00 0.82 $16.49 $34,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,760 5.11 1.39 $15.60 $32,460
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 9,710 7.55 2.06 $19.11 $39,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,410 3.78 1.03 $18.89 $39,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,660 2.95 0.80 $14.45 $30,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,340 1.74 0.47 $15.12 $31,450
Pittsburgh, PA 7,260 6.40 1.75 $13.08 $27,200
St. Louis, MO-IL 5,890 4.38 1.19 $14.67 $30,500