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53-3051.00 - Bus Drivers, School

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

Sample of reported job titles: Bus Driver, School Bus Driver, Shuttle Bus Driver, Special Education Bus Driver

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

Tasks  |  Technology Skills  |  Tools Used  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Credentials  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Escort small children across roads and highways. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Follow safety rules as students board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Keep bus interiors clean for students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain order among students during trips to ensure safety. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Make minor repairs to vehicles. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of students or trips, hours worked, mileage, or fuel consumption. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record bus routes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for student comfort. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Report delinquent student behaviors to school administration. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — AOL MapQuest See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Operating system software — Microsoft Windows Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Tools Used   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Automotive doors — Powered service doors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bar code reader equipment — Barcode scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Busses — Passenger buses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first-aid kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency vehicle exits — Emergency exit doors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Exterior automobile lighting — Bus warning lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Portable fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lifts — Wheelchair lifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mobile phones — Cell phones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — On-board data input terminals See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radio frequency identification devices — Radio frequency identification RFID devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Security cameras — Digital surveillance camera systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tire pressure gauge — Tire pressure gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vehicle traction control systems — Snow chains See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheelchair accessories — Wheelchair restraint systems See more occupations related to this tool.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Drive passenger vehicles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational details of travel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist motorists or pedestrians. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean vehicles or vehicle components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect motor vehicles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain public order or security. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Read maps to determine routes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or production data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.
Employment data for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.
Industry data for Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.

Median wages (2020) $15.54 hourly, $32,320 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2020) 707,400 employees
Projected growth (2020-2030) Much faster than average (15% or higher) Much faster than average (15% or higher)
Projected job openings (2020-2030) 110,200
State trends
 
Top industries (2020)
Educational Services (28% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data external site and 2020-2030 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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