Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
489,750 0.9 % $14.01 $29,150 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $10.11 $13.50 $17.15 $20.94
Annual Wage (2) $17,610 $21,020 $28,080 $35,670 $43,560


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 220,320 2.66 $13.45 $27,980
School and Employee Bus Transportation 155,210 77.68 $14.91 $31,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 51,680 0.94 $15.27 $31,760
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 27,250 30.81 $13.22 $27,490
Individual and Family Services 10,470 0.80 $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 155,210 77.68 $14.91 $31,020
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 27,250 30.81 $13.22 $27,490
Charter Bus Industry 1,830 6.03 $14.81 $30,810
Urban Transit Systems 2,450 5.82 $14.14 $29,410
Elementary and Secondary Schools 220,320 2.66 $13.45 $27,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,120 0.05 $18.46 $38,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 290 0.01 $17.58 $36,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 51,680 0.94 $15.27 $31,760
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.03 $14.95 $31,100
School and Employee Bus Transportation 155,210 77.68 $14.91 $31,020


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 49,010 5.74 1.53 $17.54 $36,480
Texas 32,710 3.09 0.82 $11.62 $24,170
California 28,430 1.99 0.53 $15.95 $33,180
Pennsylvania 28,240 5.05 1.34 $14.06 $29,250
Illinois 22,610 4.01 1.07 $14.61 $30,380




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)
Wyoming 1,690 6.07 1.62 $15.34 $31,910
Kentucky 10,370 5.87 1.56 $14.78 $30,750
New York 49,010 5.74 1.53 $17.54 $36,480
West Virginia 4,070 5.73 1.52 $10.87 $22,610
Delaware 2,170 5.34 1.42 $14.91 $31,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 2,130 1.89 0.50 $18.40 $38,260
District of Columbia 1,270 1.94 0.52 $17.66 $36,730
New York 49,010 5.74 1.53 $17.54 $36,480
Alaska 1,070 3.34 0.89 $17.40 $36,180
Washington 9,720 3.52 0.94 $17.31 $36,000





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 20,410 3.96 1.05 $18.77 $39,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 13,790 3.79 1.01 $14.92 $31,030
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 9,860 8.06 2.14 $17.93 $37,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,210 4.07 1.08 $12.27 $25,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,160 3.48 0.93 $16.79 $34,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,160 3.09 0.82 $11.89 $24,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,980 2.06 0.55 $14.82 $30,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,330 4.19 1.11 $15.56 $32,370
Pittsburgh, PA 6,560 5.82 1.55 $13.06 $27,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,380 3.50 0.93 $19.57 $40,700