Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.


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)
168,620 2.2 % $19.31 $40,160 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.73 $13.51 $18.41 $24.32 $29.92
Annual Wage (2) $22,310 $28,090 $38,290 $50,580 $62,240


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 79,540 1.48 $22.01 $45,780
Urban Transit Systems 27,280 61.08 $17.59 $36,580
Charter Bus Industry 17,190 56.25 $14.85 $30,890
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 10,700 10.82 $14.57 $30,300
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 8,890 53.75 $17.34 $36,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Transit Systems 27,280 61.08 $17.59 $36,580
Charter Bus Industry 17,190 56.25 $14.85 $30,890
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 8,890 53.75 $17.34 $36,070
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 3,440 25.10 $15.31 $31,840
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 10,700 10.82 $14.57 $30,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports (8) (8) $31.84 $66,240
State Government (OES Designation) 7,420 0.34 $26.01 $54,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 79,540 1.48 $22.01 $45,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.02 $18.99 $39,490
Coal Mining 50 0.07 $18.86 $39,220


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)
California 22,660 1.46 1.20 $19.96 $41,530
New York 20,660 2.30 1.88 $24.97 $51,940
Texas 13,090 1.13 0.93 $17.01 $35,370
Florida 9,980 1.26 1.03 $16.02 $33,320
Illinois 8,490 1.45 1.19 $22.96 $47,750




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)
Hawaii 2,420 3.90 3.19 $19.89 $41,370
Maryland 6,040 2.33 1.90 $18.95 $39,410
New York 20,660 2.30 1.88 $24.97 $51,940
Nevada 2,530 2.06 1.68 $13.29 $27,640
Washington 6,050 2.03 1.66 $23.24 $48,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 20,660 2.30 1.88 $24.97 $51,940
Washington 6,050 2.03 1.66 $23.24 $48,340
Massachusetts 4,820 1.42 1.16 $23.03 $47,900
Illinois 8,490 1.45 1.19 $22.96 $47,750
Alaska 470 1.43 1.17 $22.69 $47,200





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 20,570 3.17 2.60 $25.29 $52,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,550 1.84 1.50 $18.84 $39,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,270 1.76 1.44 $25.15 $52,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,820 1.99 1.63 $19.31 $40,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,950 2.57 2.10 $24.32 $50,580
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,470 1.97 1.61 $24.55 $51,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,710 0.93 0.76 $18.26 $37,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,600 1.05 0.86 $16.10 $33,490
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,520 2.78 2.27 $13.29 $27,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,510 1.34 1.10 $17.15 $35,670




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Honolulu, HI 2,000 4.42 3.61 $20.68 $43,020
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,570 3.17 2.60 $25.29 $52,610
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,520 2.78 2.27 $13.29 $27,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,950 2.57 2.10 $24.32 $50,580
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 320 2.53 2.07 $23.46 $48,800
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 720 2.51 2.05 $17.63 $36,660
Flint, MI 310 2.33 1.91 $13.32 $27,710
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,910 2.01 1.65 $17.27 $35,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,820 1.99 1.63 $19.31 $40,170
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,470 1.97 1.61 $24.55 $51,070