Bus Drivers, School or Special Client (53-3022)

Occupation description:  Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.

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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 1,1051,183 7.190 47145
United States 507,900535,200 5.440,900 21,30064,930

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 16.059.1311.86 15.5819.4923.76
Alaska 21.1216.1219.35 21.4623.5726.35
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.7619.5120.42 21.9323.4424.33
Balance of State 20.0114.0217.19 20.4123.0825.65

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,435350 24.464.2 55.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation279
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation42
UI claimants previously working in occupation346
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,064
Number of job position postings 236
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.5

Alaska Licensing Information

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

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

Training Resources

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

 Degree
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

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

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

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver

 Degree
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

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Thinking Driver Certificate

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

 Degree
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

 Degree
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)

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

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