Bus Drivers


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Bus Drivers

Bus Drivers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 15% of bus drivers are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Government-sponsored local transportation systems
  • Long distance bus companies
  • Charter bus companies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will grow faster than average. Increased demand for curbside intercity bus service will provide good job opportunities. In addition, if gas prices continue to rise, more adults may begin taking the bus instead of driving their cars. Some cities are also creating bus rapid transit systems.

Many job openings will occur as people retire from this occupation. Job prospects are best for people willing to work part time or irregular shifts.

Bus Drivers (CIS 100261)

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Illinois
6,887
Large
&
2.1%
2.4%
>>>>
892
Moderate
  Champaign Area
139
Small
&
2.2%
-0.9%
>>>>
18
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
111
Small
&
1.8%
1.2%
>>>>
14
Few
  Cook County
3,376
Large
&
0.9%
0.6%
>>>>
431
Moderate
  Decatur Area
53
Very small
&
7.5%
5.5%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
306
Medium
&
0.0%
2.5%
>>>>
39
Few
  Du Page County
500
Medium
&
-5.8%
3.3%
>>>>
59
Very few
  Edwardsville Area
151
Small
&
3.3%
5.5%
>>>>
20
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
69
Small
&
-4.3%
-2.1%
>>>>
8
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
79
Small
&
10.1%
5.8%
>>>>
11
High
  Lake County
362
Medium
&
2.2%
1.9%
>>>>
47
Moderate
  McHenry County
108
Small
&
-2.8%
2.9%
>>>>
13
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
103
Small
&
-2.9%
1.0%
>>>>
13
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
171
Small
&
1.8%
2.6%
>>>>
21
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
272
Medium
&
-1.1%
-1.9%
>>>>
34
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
105
Small
&
-1.9%
-1.1%
>>>>
13
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
123
Small
&
0.0%
-1.8%
>>>>
16
Moderate
  Rockford Area
146
Small
&
-1.4%
0.9%
>>>>
18
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
82
Small
&
2.4%
-2.3%
>>>>
10
High
  Springfield Area
154
Small
&
-3.9%
0.0%
>>>>
18
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
182
Small
&
-1.6%
-1.7%
>>>>
23
Few
  Vermilion County
38
Very small
&
-5.3%
-3.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Will County
269
Medium
&
0.0%
4.1%
>>>>
34
Few
United States
165,200
Medium
&
21.1%
7.7%
>>>>
24,600
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.