Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

General Information

Description

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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit54.00%
  2. State and local government34.66%
  3. Private, not for profit8.11%
  4. Self-employed1.75%
  5. Federal government1.19%

Job Outlook

Overall employment of passenger vehicle drivers is projected to grow 25 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 134,800 openings for passenger vehicle drivers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$45,900

State-by-state Salary

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$70,340
$22,660
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 83%
  • Less than high school 13%
  • Some college 1%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Transportation
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
  • Psychology
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