Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
499,440 1.0 % $14.38 $29,910 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.60 $10.38 $13.87 $17.56 $21.45
Annual Wage (2) $17,880 $21,600 $28,850 $36,530 $44,610


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 216,390 2.60 $13.64 $28,360
School and Employee Bus Transportation 159,550 77.77 $15.45 $32,140
Local Government (OES Designation) 54,190 1.02 $15.83 $32,930
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 31,620 33.44 $13.21 $27,480
Individual and Family Services 10,610 0.72 $11.32 $23,530

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 159,550 77.77 $15.45 $32,140
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 31,620 33.44 $13.21 $27,480
Charter Bus Industry 2,450 8.04 $16.35 $34,000
Urban Transit Systems 2,010 4.53 $16.21 $33,710
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 450 2.65 $16.20 $33,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $20.42 $42,470
State Government (OES Designation) 1,100 0.05 $19.55 $40,670
Other Personal Services 110 0.04 $18.46 $38,400
Charter Bus Industry 2,450 8.04 $16.35 $34,000
Urban Transit Systems 2,010 4.53 $16.21 $33,710


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 49,680 5.64 1.53 $18.23 $37,920
Texas 33,400 2.97 0.80 $11.99 $24,940
Pennsylvania 30,180 5.34 1.44 $13.86 $28,830
California 29,100 1.92 0.52 $16.64 $34,610
Illinois 21,240 3.68 1.00 $15.17 $31,550



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 10,020 6.09 1.65 $16.29 $33,880
Kentucky 10,390 5.75 1.56 $15.32 $31,870
West Virginia 4,050 5.72 1.55 $11.60 $24,130
New York 49,680 5.64 1.53 $18.23 $37,920
Wyoming 1,520 5.39 1.46 $15.50 $32,240



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 1,380 3.14 0.85 $18.90 $39,320
Hawaii 1,090 1.78 0.48 $18.72 $38,940
District of Columbia 1,110 1.65 0.45 $18.51 $38,510
New York 49,680 5.64 1.53 $18.23 $37,920
Nevada 2,200 1.85 0.50 $17.85 $37,120




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 22,070 4.09 1.11 $18.88 $39,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 12,410 3.31 0.90 $15.22 $31,660
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 10,000 7.93 2.14 $20.28 $42,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,680 4.05 1.10 $12.12 $25,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,700 3.66 0.99 $16.77 $34,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,210 2.89 0.78 $12.87 $26,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 8,090 4.34 1.18 $16.30 $33,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,790 4.27 1.15 $16.00 $33,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,090 1.75 0.47 $14.93 $31,050
Pittsburgh, PA 7,010 6.20 1.68 $13.61 $28,310