Occupational Employment Statistics


53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

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

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 28048$17.69/hr$12.81/hr$14.32/hr$16.84/hr$19.24/hr$25.48/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,840$18.45/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/A$24.81/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$16.61/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$17.58/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 80$19.57/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 170$18.30/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 190$18.25/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 240$18.02/hr-9.1%
Northwest Balance of State 250$17.39/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 280$18.54/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 280$16.84/hr18.0%
Northeast Minnesota 300$18.80/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 310$19.11/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 340$18.54/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 400$16.83/hr8.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,420N/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,560$20.37/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,980$19.40/hr8.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 3,250$13.78/hr-9.3%
Subway and Streetcar Operators N/AN/AN/A
Bus Drivers, School 15,300$17.39/hr8.0%

  • Maintain cleanliness of bus or motor coach.
  • Inspect vehicles and check gas, oil, and water levels prior to departure.
  • Drive vehicles over specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules, complying with traffic regulations to ensure that passengers have a smooth and safe ride.
  • Park vehicles at loading areas so that passengers can board.
  • Record information, such as cash receipts and ticket fares, and maintain log book.
  • Collect tickets or cash fares from passengers.
  • Announce stops to passengers.
  • Report delays or accidents.
  • Advise passengers to be seated and orderly while on vehicles.
  • Assist passengers, such as elderly or disabled individuals, on and off bus, ensure they are seated properly, help carry baggage, and answer questions about bus schedules or routes.