Bus Drivers, School

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
87%
risk level
POLLING
63%
Based on 90 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$45,660
or $21.95 per hour
Volume
371,530
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.7/10

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Automation risk

87% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

63% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 87% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Bus Drivers, School will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Bus Drivers, School' job openings is expected to rise 6.6% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Bus Drivers, School' was $45,660, or $21 per hour

'Bus Drivers, School' were paid 5.0% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 371,530 people employed as 'Bus Drivers, School' within the United States.

This represents around 0.24% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 408 people are employed as 'Bus Drivers, School'.

Job description

Drive a school bus to transport students. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist students in boarding or exiting.

SOC Code: 53-3051.00

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Comments

JG says
There will still need to be someone to supervise the kids on that bus. This just means the driver won't have to actually drive anymore, good stuff.
Oct 20, 2023 at 08:37 AM

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