Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
477,400 0.9 % $14.05 $29,220 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.45 $10.10 $13.51 $17.19 $20.98
Annual Wage (2) $17,590 $21,000 $28,110 $35,760 $43,640


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 224,290 2.67 $13.63 $28,360
School and Employee Bus Transportation 152,170 76.32 $14.79 $30,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 50,120 0.91 $15.30 $31,820
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 18,710 22.38 $13.00 $27,040
Individual and Family Services 9,230 0.74 $11.00 $22,880

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 152,170 76.32 $14.79 $30,750
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 18,710 22.38 $13.00 $27,040
Charter Bus Industry 2,460 7.92 $14.61 $30,400
Urban Transit Systems 1,780 4.17 $13.85 $28,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools 224,290 2.67 $13.63 $28,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 260 0.01 $18.42 $38,310
State Government (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $15.33 $31,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 50,120 0.91 $15.30 $31,820
Taxi and Limousine Service 390 0.54 $14.97 $31,150
School and Employee Bus Transportation 152,170 76.32 $14.79 $30,750


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 51,020 6.05 1.63 $17.43 $36,240
Texas 31,570 3.06 0.82 $11.82 $24,580
Pennsylvania 27,900 5.03 1.35 $14.77 $30,710
California 25,050 1.78 0.48 $16.17 $33,640
Illinois 22,050 3.96 1.06 $13.95 $29,030




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)
New York 51,020 6.05 1.63 $17.43 $36,240
West Virginia 4,040 5.77 1.55 $10.77 $22,400
Kentucky 9,900 5.71 1.54 $15.09 $31,390
Wyoming 1,510 5.55 1.49 $14.51 $30,180
Delaware 2,120 5.26 1.41 $13.98 $29,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 2,090 1.88 0.51 $18.28 $38,030
Washington 11,350 4.17 1.12 $17.66 $36,740
New York 51,020 6.05 1.63 $17.43 $36,240
Alaska 1,090 3.48 0.93 $17.39 $36,170
California 25,050 1.78 0.48 $16.17 $33,640





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,800 4.31 1.16 $18.51 $38,500
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 13,800 3.85 1.03 $13.79 $28,690
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 9,960 8.24 2.21 $18.03 $37,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,900 4.44 1.19 $12.44 $25,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,700 3.41 0.92 $12.87 $26,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,290 1.91 0.51 $15.16 $31,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,860 4.01 1.08 $15.61 $32,470
Pittsburgh, PA 6,360 5.71 1.53 $14.05 $29,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,060 2.62 0.70 $16.77 $34,890
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,900 3.25 0.87 $20.31 $42,250