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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

53-3051 Bus Drivers, School

Drive a school bus to transport students. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist students in boarding or exiting.


National estimates for Bus Drivers, School
Industry profile for Bus Drivers, School
Geographic profile for Bus Drivers, School

National estimates for Bus Drivers, School:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Bus Drivers, School:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
361,420 1.2 % $ 18.63 $ 38,750 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Bus Drivers, School:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.55 $ 14.18 $ 18.23 $ 22.84 $ 26.05
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,860 $ 29,490 $ 37,910 $ 47,520 $ 54,190


Industry profile for Bus Drivers, School:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Bus Drivers, School are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Bus Drivers, School, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Bus Drivers, School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 190,560 2.36 $ 17.36 $ 36,110
School and Employee Bus Transportation 115,680 64.92 $ 20.73 $ 43,110
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 37,530 0.70 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 6,250 7.39 $ 17.30 $ 35,980
Child Day Care Services 4,060 0.51 $ 14.79 $ 30,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Bus Drivers, School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
School and Employee Bus Transportation 115,680 64.92 $ 20.73 $ 43,110
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 6,250 7.39 $ 17.30 $ 35,980
Charter Bus Industry 400 2.66 $ 20.45 $ 42,530
Elementary and Secondary Schools 190,560 2.36 $ 17.36 $ 36,110
Urban Transit Systems 640 1.64 $ 19.47 $ 40,500

Top paying industries for Bus Drivers, School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 (7) $ 22.79 $ 47,410
School and Employee Bus Transportation 115,680 64.92 $ 20.73 $ 43,110
Charter Bus Industry 400 2.66 $ 20.45 $ 42,530
Other Schools and Instruction 140 0.04 $ 20.33 $ 42,290
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 180 1.47 $ 19.81 $ 41,200


Geographic profile for Bus Drivers, School:

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



Map of employment of bus drivers, school by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Bus Drivers, School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 36,540 4.22 1.64 $ 23.88 $ 49,670
Texas 27,580 2.26 0.88 $ 15.76 $ 32,780
Pennsylvania 22,460 4.02 1.57 $ 19.47 $ 40,490
Georgia 19,050 4.35 1.70 $ 13.81 $ 28,730
Florida 14,520 1.69 0.66 $ 15.85 $ 32,970


Map of location quotient of bus drivers, school by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Bus Drivers, School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,440 5.53 2.15 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
West Virginia 3,370 5.12 2.00 $ 14.28 $ 29,700
Connecticut 7,410 4.71 1.84 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
Kansas 6,030 4.50 1.75 $ 18.46 $ 38,390
Georgia 19,050 4.35 1.70 $ 13.81 $ 28,730


Map of annual mean wages of bus drivers, school by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Bus Drivers, School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 8,350 2.60 1.02 $ 24.12 $ 50,160
New York 36,540 4.22 1.64 $ 23.88 $ 49,670
North Dakota 1,570 3.97 1.55 $ 23.62 $ 49,130
Hawaii 520 0.95 0.37 $ 23.06 $ 47,950
Rhode Island 1,320 2.88 1.12 $ 22.65 $ 47,110



Map of employment of bus drivers, school by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Bus Drivers, School:

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 28,110 3.24 1.26 $ 24.80 $ 51,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,770 4.55 1.77 $ 15.10 $ 31,410
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,960 2.12 0.83 $ 21.53 $ 44,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,930 2.99 1.16 $ 20.64 $ 42,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,140 2.44 0.95 $ 23.20 $ 48,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,100 1.98 0.77 $ 17.00 $ 35,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,630 2.29 0.89 $ 15.69 $ 32,630
Pittsburgh, PA 5,030 4.82 1.88 $ 20.20 $ 42,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,830 2.65 1.03 $ 20.54 $ 42,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,820 1.86 0.73 $ 21.55 $ 44,830


Map of location quotient of bus drivers, school by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Bus Drivers, School:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Johnstown, PA 540 11.27 4.39 $ 16.78 $ 34,900
Utica-Rome, NY 980 8.51 3.32 $ 19.88 $ 41,360
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,470 7.48 2.92 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 250 6.73 2.62 $ 20.77 $ 43,210
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 350 6.72 2.62 $ 17.39 $ 36,180
Rome, GA 260 6.62 2.58 $ 11.13 $ 23,150
Glens Falls, NY 310 6.44 2.51 $ 19.37 $ 40,280
Waterbury, CT 410 6.44 2.51 $ 19.83 $ 41,250
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 250 6.22 2.43 $ 15.20 $ 31,610
Rochester, NY 2,870 6.10 2.38 $ 20.96 $ 43,590