Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

4.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.37 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 89% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity' job openings is expected to rise 8.2% by 2031
'Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity' was $48,620, or $23.37 hourly
'Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity' are paid 6.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as bus drivers, transit and intercity?

As of 2021 there were 145,720 people employed as Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity within the United States.
This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 966 people are employed as Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.

Job description

Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

SOC Code: 53-3052.00


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