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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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Tasks

  • Announce routes or stops. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assist disabled children or children with psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues with boarding and exiting the school bus. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Buckle seatbelts or fasten wheelchair tie down straps to secure passengers for transportation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean school bus interiors by picking up waste, wiping down windows, or vacuuming. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct students boarding and exiting the school bus. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Direct students evacuating the bus during safety drills. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Escort young children across roads or highways. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Evacuate students from the school bus in emergency situations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Guide the driver when the bus is moving in reverse gear. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor for trains at railroad crossings and signal the bus driver when it is safe to proceed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor the conduct of students to maintain discipline and safety. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Open and close school bus doors for students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate a wheelchair lift to load or unload wheelchairs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prevent or defuse altercations between students. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations to dispatchers or other bus drivers, using phones or mobile two way radios. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Respond to students' questions, requests, or complaints. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Talk to children's parents or guardians about problematic behaviors, emotional or developmental problems, or related issues. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write and submit reports that include data such as the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, or fuel consumption. See more occupations related to this task.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide transportation information to passengers or customers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist disabled or incapacitated individuals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist motorists or pedestrians. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist passengers during vehicle boarding. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist students with special educational needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean vehicles or vehicle components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss child development and behavior with parents or guardians. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mediate disputes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor traffic signals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide counsel, comfort, or encouragement to individuals or families. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational details of travel. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include orderlies, counter and rental clerks, customer service representatives, security guards, upholsterers, and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Credentials

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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
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2020) 141,600 employees
Projected growth (2020-2030) Faster than average (10% to 15%) Faster than average (10% to 15%)
Projected job openings (2020-2030) 38,800
State trends
 
Top industries (2020)

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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