Occupational Employment Statistics


53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,310250$20.61/hr$10.87/hr$14.72/hr$19.04/hr$25.81/hr$33.41/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities9,120$17.14/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services3,120$17.79/hr
Other Services90$16.94/hr
Public Administration2,690$17.68/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$17.95/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 200$21.25/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 300$16.96/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 440$18.32/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 570$16.10/hr1.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 600$16.39/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 650$14.77/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 660$17.59/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 920$17.41/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,170$20.27/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,190$19.15/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,270$15.18/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,310$19.04/hr2.7%
Southwest Minnesota 1,520$19.04/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 2,530$18.69/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,840$17.06/hr6.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,460$17.25/hrN/A
Minnesota 15,300$17.39/hr8.0%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Subway and Streetcar Operators N/AN/AN/A
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 3,250$13.78/hr-9.3%
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 3,980$19.40/hr8.9%

  • Keep bus interiors clean for passengers.
  • 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.
  • Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, fuel consumption, or fares received.
  • Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities.
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.
  • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
  • Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
  • Follow safety rules as students board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops.
  • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.