Bus drivers, transit and intercity

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
251k
Average Age
51.7
Average Salary
$36,346
Average Male Salary
$39,782
Average Female Salary
$29,750

About

Bus drivers, transit and intercity are most often employed by the Bus service & urban transit industry. The average yearly wage for Bus drivers, transit and intercity was $36,346 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Bus drivers, transit and intercity by wage are Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Industrial truck & tractor operators, and Roofers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Bus drivers, transit and intercity are Thornton Township PUMA, IL, Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, and East New York & Starrett City PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Bus drivers, transit and intercity are Crown Heights South, Prospect Lefferts & Wingate PUMA, NY, Thornton Township PUMA, IL, and East New York & Starrett City PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Bus drivers, transit and intercity and on wages and locations for those in the field. Bus service & urban transit is the industry that employs the most Bus drivers, transit and intercity, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Bus drivers, transit and intercity, by average wage, is Administration of economic programs & space research. Bus drivers, transit and intercity are paid most in San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Crown Heights South, Prospect Lefferts & Wingate PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,346
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,469

In 2020, Bus drivers, transit and intercity earned an average of $36,346, $19,608 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers make somewhat more than Bus drivers, transit and intercity while Industrial truck & tractor operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Bus drivers, transit and intercity as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.365
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Bus drivers, transit and intercity had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.365, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Bus drivers, transit and intercity (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Bus drivers, transit and intercity.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Bus drivers, transit and intercity.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Bus drivers, transit and intercity, by average wage, are Administration of economic programs & space research, Construction, and Bus service & urban transit.

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Industries by Share

251k
2020 Workforce
± 12,280
−3.74%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.13%

The number of people employed as Bus drivers, transit and intercity has been declining at a rate of −3.74%, from 260,351 people in 2019 to 250,615 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Bus drivers, transit and intercity employed by various industries. Bus service & urban transit employs the largest share of Bus drivers, transit and intercity at  66.6%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 21.3% and Services incidental to transportation with 2.18%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Bus drivers, transit and intercity in the US. The average age of male Bus drivers, transit and intercity in the workforce is 53.2 and of female Bus drivers, transit and intercity is 49, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bus drivers, transit and intercity is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

165k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 9,960
85.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,192

65.7% of Bus drivers, transit and intercity are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Bus drivers, transit and intercity.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Bus drivers, transit and intercity
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

45.7% of Bus drivers, transit and intercity are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 31.8% of Bus drivers, transit and intercity, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Bus drivers, transit and intercity.

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Age by Sex

53.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.809
49
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.01

The median age of Bus drivers, transit and intercity is 51.7, and Male employees are generally 4.12 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Bus drivers, transit and intercity from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Bus drivers, transit and intercity is Business but a relatively high number of Bus drivers, transit and intercity hold a major in Theology.

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