Google Trend graph of a Bus Driver shows a steady interest through the years. Although there was an increase at the start of 2007, it was stable 2007 through 2009. While there was a slight decrease of interest in Bus Drivers in 2010, it massively shot up in October 2012 when a Bus Driver Uppercut a Female Passenger. Bus Driver interest has since regained stabilization for 2013.
Bus drivers transport people between a variety of places including work, school, shopping, and across state borders. Some drive regular routes, and others transport passengers on chartered trips or sightseeing tours. Bus drivers has to drive through heavy traffic and sometimes, like in October 2012, have to deal with unruly passengers. About 54 percent of bus drivers worked full time in 2010, and 39 percent worked part time.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for the median salary in 2010 for Bus Drivers shows the the wage was $29,160 a year which is about $14.02 an hour. To be a Bus Driver you will need a High school diploma or something equivalent. Bus drivers must also have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and complete a short training. A driver must meet hearing and vision requirements as well. The total number of Bus Driver jobs available in the job market in 2010 reported by the BLS was 647,200. The Bus Driver career is expected to grow by 13% from 2010 – 2020 which about average comparatively to other career growths. It’s expected to add around 83,000 jobs to the overall market over this 10 year period. Being employed in one of the best paying states for Bus Drivers can earn you as much as $33,000 a year in New York which is about $3,840 more than the median pay.
Listed below is information that is specific to Bus Driver job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Bus Driver. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Bus Drivers and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”