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
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,0751,145 6.57 1522
United States 167,800177,600 5.9980 2,2103,190

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.0911.4614.37 19.1324.8730.91
Alaska 25.4515.1820.09 26.2830.5635.60
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.7715.4020.95 27.0130.3435.11
Fairbanks North Star Borough 30.0925.2927.00 29.8434.1537.23
Southeast Region 26.4020.0021.81 24.8731.6436.26
Balance of State 18.5612.9314.74 17.4820.7827.73

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 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

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver

Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Basic Driver Training CDL 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
Road Skills Assessment, CDL A/B - 10 Hour
Road Skills Assessment, CDL A/B - 5 Hour
Road Skills Assessment, CDL B Passenger Bus
Road Skills Refresher-CDL A/B- 4 hour

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
CDL/Heavy Truck Operations Endorsement

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 160 Hours /TD107 CDL
Pro Truck Driver 240 Hours/TD108
Pro Truck Driver 360 HourS/TD109 CDL

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