Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (53-3021)

Occupation description:  Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 9231,003 8.776 39123
United States 179,300195,400 9.014,700 7,70024,010

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2018 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.4712.2915.32 20.2327.2533.21
Alaska 27.2314.1317.95 26.7333.3941.01
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.4312.9416.33 24.1028.1432.04
Fairbanks North Star Borough 31.2026.4128.36 31.5936.2539.75
Balance of State **28.36 *36.25*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,049279 26.663.2 54.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation545
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation375
UI claimants previously working in occupation200
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 460
Number of job position postings 118
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Alaska Driving Academy   (Soldotna)
CDL Behind the Wheel Course
CDL Testing - 1/2 Day
CDL Testing - Full Day
Entry Level Driver Training CDL Course

Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
CDL A or B, Road Skills Refresher
CDL A or B, 10-Hour
CDL A or B, 5-Hour Road Skills Assessment
CDL A, 20-Hour
CDL B, 20-Hour
CDL B, Passenger Bus Road Skills Assessment
CDL Permit and Endorsement Preparatory Course
Entry Level Driver Course
Fast Track CDL A
Professional Truck Driver Defensive Driving

Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations - HMT09

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Defensive Driver/REACT

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver

Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Basic Driver Training (6-week) CDL A CDL
CDL A - 20 Hour
CDL B - 20 Hour
CDL Permit and Endorsement Preparatory Course 3 days
Defensive Driving Course for the Professional Truck Driver
Entry Level Driver Course
Fast Track-CDL A CDL
Passenger Bus Road Skills Refresher-CDL B- 4 hour
Road Skills Assessment, CDL A/B - 10 Hour
Road Skills Assessment, CDL A/B - 5 Hour
Road Skills Refresher, CDL A or B - 4 Hour

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
325 Vac Truck Operations Certificate Endorsement
CDL/Heavy Truck Operations Endorsement

Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction   (Kenai)
Commercial Truck Driving - For Newcomers
Commercial Truck Driving - For those with Experience
Commercial Truck Driving - Get Back Up to Speed
Commercial Truck Driving - Refresh Your Skills
Commercial Truck Driving - The Final Stretch

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
CDL Road Exams/058
Construction Equipment Training/Pro Truck Driver/COMBO503 CDL
Elite Combo/COMBO507 Cer/CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Evaluation 1 Week TD104 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Evaluation 2 Day TD103 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Review: 1 Day TD102 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - Basic Skills Review: 1/2 Day TD101 CDL
Pro Truck Driver - CDL Written Exam Prep/063
Pro Truck Driver 120 Hour
Pro Truck Driver 160 Hours /TD107 CDL
Pro Truck Driver 240 Hours/TD108
Pro Truck Driver 320 Hours/TD110
Pro Truck Driver 360 HourS/TD109 CDL
Ultimate Driver (Pro Truck Driver 480 Hours)

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Off System CDL (Commercial Drivers License) Certificate

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A Driver Training Certificate