Bus drivers, transit and intercity

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2019 Workforce
260k
Average Age
51
Average Salary
$37,982
Average Male Salary
$41,083
Average Female Salary
$32,063

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 South Chicago, Pullman, West Pullman, East Side & South Deering PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,982
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,194

In 2019, Bus drivers, transit and intercity earned an average of $37,982, $17,542 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Occupational therapy assistants & aides make somewhat more than Bus drivers, transit and intercity while Billing & posting clerks 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

0.334
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Bus drivers, transit and intercity had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.334, 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

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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Industries by Share

260k
2019 Workforce
± 12,518
−5.81%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.11%

The number of people employed as Bus drivers, transit and intercity has been declining at a rate of −5.81%, from 276,451 people in 2018 to 260,402 people in 2019.

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  78.2%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 8.56% and Services incidental to transportation with 2.74%.

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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 52.7 and of female Bus drivers, transit and intercity is 47.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bus drivers, transit and intercity is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

171k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 10,143
89.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,344

65.6% 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)

40% of Bus drivers, transit and intercity are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 35.7% 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

52.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.79
47.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.02

The median age of Bus drivers, transit and intercity is 51, and Male employees are generally 5.12 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 Liberal Arts & Humanities.

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