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Occupational Employment Statistics


53-3052 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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 21045$20.42/hr$16.76/hr$19.40/hr$19.74/hr$22.12/hr$23.33/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,380$21.05/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/A$20.13/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services50$18.78/hr
Public Administration1,330$26.21/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$19.50/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$20.13/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$20.09/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$20.43/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$24.47/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$21.39/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 140$21.25/hr21.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 140$16.09/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 160$19.46/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$19.40/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 200$19.85/hr19.6%
Northeast Minnesota 210$19.74/hr6.6%
Central Minnesota 270$21.87/hr11.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,820$26.10/hr17.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,910$26.10/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,810$23.04/hr18.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Subway and Streetcar Operators 140$16.75/hrN/A
Light Truck Drivers 20,120$22.39/hr6.3%
Locomotive Engineers 740$37.80/hr-1.9%

  • 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.
  • Read maps to plan bus routes.
  • 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.