Bus drivers, transit and intercity

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Total Workforce

276k

Average Age

50.9

Average Salary

$37,188

Average Male Salary

$40,586

Average Female Salary

$30,937

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 $37,188 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Bus drivers, transit and intercity by wage are Gaming services workers, Billing & posting clerks, and Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Bus drivers, transit and intercity are Milwaukee City (North Central) PUMA, WI, East New York & Starrett City PUMA, NY, and Oxon Hill, Hillcrest Heights & Temple Hills PUMA, MD. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Bus drivers, transit and intercity are Milwaukee City (North Central) PUMA, WI, Oxon Hill, Hillcrest Heights & Temple Hills PUMA, MD, 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 Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner's Harbor PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Milwaukee City (North Central) PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,188

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,485

In 2018, Bus drivers, transit and intercity earned an average of $37,188, $16,700 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Gaming services workers make somewhat more than Bus drivers, transit and intercity while Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers 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

0.346

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Bus drivers, transit and intercity had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.346, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Bus drivers, transit and intercity, by number of employees, are Bus service & urban transit, Elementary & secondary schools, and Services incidental to transportation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Bus drivers, transit and intercity, by average wage, are Administration of economic programs & space research, Other personal services, and Services incidental to transportation.

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Industries by Share

276k

2018 Workforce

± 12,897

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  67%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 18.3% and Services incidental to transportation with 2.83%.

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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 52 and of female Bus drivers, transit and intercity is 48.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bus drivers, transit and intercity is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

179k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,384

97.3k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,658

64.8% of Bus drivers, transit and intercity are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

42.6% of Bus drivers, transit and intercity are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 34.7% 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 Gender

52

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.783

48.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.936

The median age of Bus drivers, transit and intercity is 50.9, and Male employees are generally 3.1 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.

Majors

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