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Bus Drivers Skills

Below are the skills needed to be bus drivers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Operation and Control3.883.12
Operation Monitoring3.623
Service Orientation3.122.62
Time Management3.122.75
Critical Thinking3.122.75

Bus Drivers Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be bus drivers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Far Vision4.123.62
Control Precision3.883.38
Depth Perception3.752.88
Multilimb Coordination3.753.5
Response Orientation3.623.88

Bus Drivers Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be bus drivers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Transportation4.514.44
Customer and Personal Service4.355.47
Public Safety and Security4.033.29
English Language3.413
Law and Government3.062.12

Bus Drivers Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being bus drivers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment4.734.57
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public4.24.38
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material4.153.83
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates4.123.98
Getting Information3.993.52

Bus Drivers Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being bus drivers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Dependability4.57
Self Control4.51
Cooperation4.32
Concern for Others4.23
Attention to Detail4.18

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Bus Drivers

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Bus Drivers jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim9,220 $42,360
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward4,710 $52,280
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach3,830 N/A
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue3,620 $61,330
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson3,480 $41,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell2,920 $34,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale2,870 $39,720
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise2,700 $32,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land2,270 $40,850
San Diego-Carlsbad2,230 $36,510

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to bus drivers

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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