Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 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.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: 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.
Tasks: 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. Advise passengers to be seated and orderly while on vehicles. Inspect vehicles and check gas, oil, and water levels prior to departure. 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. Handle passenger emergencies or disruptions. Record information, such as cash receipts and ticket fares, and maintain log book. Collect tickets or cash fares from passengers. Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort. Report delays or accidents. Maintain cleanliness of bus or motor coach.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.15   Entry $21,104.00
Mean $14.19   Mean $29,529.00
Experience $16.22 Experience $33,742.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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