Summary Report for:
33-9094.00 - School Bus Monitors
Maintain order among students on a school bus. Duties include helping students safely board and exit and communicating behavioral problems. May perform pretrip and posttrip inspections and prepare for and assist in emergency evacuations.
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- Announce routes or stops.
- Assist disabled children or children with psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues with boarding and exiting the school bus.
- Buckle seatbelts or fasten wheelchair tie down straps to secure passengers for transportation.
- Clean school bus interiors by picking up waste, wiping down windows, or vacuuming.
- Direct students boarding and exiting the school bus.
- Direct students evacuating the bus during safety drills.
- Escort young children across roads or highways.
- Evacuate students from the school bus in emergency situations.
- Guide the driver when the bus is moving in reverse gear.
- Monitor for trains at railroad crossings and signal the bus driver when it is safe to proceed.
- Monitor the conduct of students to maintain discipline and safety.
- Open and close school bus doors for students.
- Operate a wheelchair lift to load or unload wheelchairs.
- Prevent or defuse altercations between students.
- Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to dispatchers or other bus drivers, using phones or mobile two way radios.
- Respond to students' questions, requests, or complaints.
- Talk to children's parents or guardians about problematic behaviors, emotional or developmental problems, or related issues.
- Write and submit reports that include data such as the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, or fuel consumption.
Detailed Work Activities
- Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation.
- Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety.
- Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement.
- Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
- Assist disabled or incapacitated individuals.
- Assist motorists or pedestrians.
- Assist passengers during vehicle boarding.
- Assist students with special educational needs.
- Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
- Discuss child development and behavior with parents or guardians.
- Mediate disputes.
- Monitor student behavior, social development, or health.
- Monitor traffic signals.
- Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
- Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
- Provide counsel, comfort, or encouragement to individuals or families.
- Record operational details of travel.
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wage data for School Bus Monitors and Protective Service Workers, All Other.
Employment data for School Bus Monitors and Protective Service Workers, All Other.
Industry data for School Bus Monitors and Protective Service Workers, All Other.
|Median wages (2020)||$15.37 hourly, $31,960 annual|
|Employment (2019)||145,600 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Average (3% to 4%)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||36,700|
|Top industries (2019)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.