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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,800217$26.12/hr$19.51/hr$20.28/hr$25.17/hr$32.06/hr$32.20/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,210$20.28/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services50$20.06/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services120$18.83/hr
Public Administration1,560$25.42/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$11.31/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$11.31/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$19.19/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$19.70/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 90$20.06/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 140$14.93/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 160$19.09/hr21.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$20.06/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 240$20.06/hr6.6%
Central Minnesota 280$20.21/hr11.1%
Northwest Minnesota 340$11.31/hr19.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,800$25.17/hr17.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,840$25.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,960$23.05/hr18.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Subway and Streetcar Operators 140$25.17/hrN/A
Light Truck Drivers 17,800$24.20/hr6.3%
Locomotive Engineers 480$42.22/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.