Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
505,560 0.9 % $14.70 $30,580 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.76 $10.72 $14.18 $17.91 $21.96
Annual Wage (2) $18,210 $22,310 $29,490 $37,260 $45,670


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 210,610 2.52 $14.14 $29,400
School and Employee Bus Transportation 165,300 77.93 $15.66 $32,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,270 1.01 $15.87 $33,010
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 32,630 33.02 $13.44 $27,940
Individual and Family Services 10,890 0.68 $11.79 $24,520

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 165,300 77.93 $15.66 $32,570
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 32,630 33.02 $13.44 $27,940
Charter Bus Industry 2,740 8.95 $15.97 $33,220
Urban Transit Systems 1,320 2.96 $16.98 $35,320
Elementary and Secondary Schools 210,610 2.52 $14.14 $29,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $20.81 $43,290
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $18.98 $39,480
Urban Transit Systems 1,320 2.96 $16.98 $35,320
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 420 2.51 $16.73 $34,810
Charter Bus Industry 2,740 8.95 $15.97 $33,220


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 50,890 5.66 1.54 $18.55 $38,590
Texas 33,630 2.91 0.79 $12.67 $26,360
Pennsylvania 30,630 5.36 1.46 $14.08 $29,290
California 28,380 1.83 0.50 $16.72 $34,780
Illinois 22,870 3.91 1.07 $15.24 $31,700



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 5,300 7.50 2.04 $11.90 $24,760
Connecticut 10,010 6.03 1.65 $16.11 $33,510
New York 50,890 5.66 1.54 $18.55 $38,590
Minnesota 15,130 5.46 1.49 $16.16 $33,620
Kentucky 10,020 5.45 1.49 $15.76 $32,780



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 1,470 3.28 0.89 $19.40 $40,350
District of Columbia 1,120 1.66 0.45 $18.80 $39,110
Hawaii 1,120 1.80 0.49 $18.80 $39,090
New York 50,890 5.66 1.54 $18.55 $38,590
Alaska 1,080 3.31 0.90 $17.98 $37,400




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 28,630 4.42 1.21 $18.78 $39,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,030 3.37 0.92 $15.35 $31,930
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 10,100 7.92 2.16 $20.25 $42,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,810 3.96 1.08 $12.88 $26,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,790 4.68 1.28 $16.29 $33,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,760 3.63 0.99 $18.08 $37,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,360 2.85 0.78 $14.48 $30,120
Pittsburgh, PA 7,450 6.58 1.79 $13.75 $28,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,060 1.48 0.40 $14.51 $30,180
St. Louis, MO-IL 6,040 4.57 1.25 $14.39 $29,920