Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
496,110 0.9 % $14.12 $29,380 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $10.22 $13.62 $17.25 $21.00
Annual Wage (2) $17,690 $21,260 $28,330 $35,880 $43,690


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 218,670 2.64 $13.38 $27,830
School and Employee Bus Transportation 155,890 77.64 $15.26 $31,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 53,590 0.98 $15.37 $31,970
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 30,830 34.50 $13.15 $27,350
Individual and Family Services 11,060 0.79 $11.26 $23,420

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 155,890 77.64 $15.26 $31,730
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 30,830 34.50 $13.15 $27,350
Charter Bus Industry 2,380 7.89 $15.69 $32,640
Urban Transit Systems 2,260 5.15 $15.35 $31,920
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 510 2.78 $15.37 $31,960

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 $18.92 $39,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 50 0.02 $15.98 $33,250
Charter Bus Industry 2,380 7.89 $15.69 $32,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises 300 0.01 $15.57 $32,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 53,590 0.98 $15.37 $31,970


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 48,230 5.59 1.49 $18.14 $37,730
Texas 33,460 3.07 0.82 $11.84 $24,620
Pennsylvania 29,090 5.18 1.38 $13.73 $28,560
California 27,770 1.89 0.50 $16.19 $33,670
Illinois 22,620 3.96 1.06 $14.27 $29,680




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)
Connecticut 9,600 5.87 1.57 $15.29 $31,800
Kentucky 10,410 5.84 1.56 $15.05 $31,310
Wyoming 1,590 5.71 1.53 $15.25 $31,710
Delaware 2,330 5.65 1.51 $15.25 $31,720
New York 48,230 5.59 1.49 $18.14 $37,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 2,180 1.89 0.50 $18.56 $38,600
New York 48,230 5.59 1.49 $18.14 $37,730
District of Columbia 1,190 1.79 0.48 $18.14 $37,730
Alaska 1,110 3.45 0.92 $17.59 $36,590
Hawaii 850 1.41 0.38 $17.23 $35,830





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 21,140 4.03 1.08 $19.19 $39,920
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 14,040 3.79 1.01 $14.10 $29,340
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 9,990 8.08 2.16 $20.02 $41,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,300 4.03 1.08 $12.10 $25,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,400 3.55 0.95 $16.69 $34,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,200 2.97 0.79 $12.38 $25,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,060 4.50 1.20 $16.33 $33,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,390 4.02 1.07 $17.19 $35,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,300 1.84 0.49 $14.62 $30,410
Pittsburgh, PA 6,920 6.12 1.64 $12.36 $25,710