School bus monitors

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
24.4k
Average Age
48.9
Average Salary
$17,733
Average Male Salary
$19,118
Average Female Salary
$17,410

About

School bus monitors are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for School bus monitors was $17,733 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to School bus monitors by wage are Tour & travel guides, Food preparation and serving related workers, all other, and Waiters & waitresses.

The top 3 locations that employ the most School bus monitors are Yonkers City PUMA, NY, Hartford Town PUMA, CT, and Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of School bus monitors are Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY, Hartford Town PUMA, CT, and Yonkers City PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ School bus monitors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most School bus monitors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for School bus monitors, by average wage, is Bus service & urban transit. School bus monitors are paid most in Greater Utica & Rome Cities PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$17,733
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,691

In 2020, School bus monitors earned an average of $17,733, $38,221 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Tour & travel guides make somewhat more than School bus monitors while Food preparation and serving related workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to School bus monitors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.35
WAGE GINI

In 2019, School bus monitors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.35, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for School bus monitors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for School bus monitors.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of School bus monitors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of School bus monitors.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for School bus monitors, by average wage, are Bus service & urban transit, Elementary & secondary schools, and Services incidental to transportation.

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Industries by Share

24.4k
2020 Workforce
± 3,835
35.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 17.8%

The number of people employed as School bus monitors has been growing at a rate of 35.5%, from 18,007 people in 2019 to 24,403 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of School bus monitors employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of School bus monitors at  46.5%, followed by Bus service & urban transit with 42.5% and Amusement & Recreation with 4.24%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on School bus monitors in the US. The average age of male School bus monitors in the workforce is 48.9 and of female School bus monitors is 48.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for School bus monitors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

4.62k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,669
19.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,453

81.1% of School bus monitors are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of School bus monitors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of School bus monitors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

48.8% of School bus monitors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 28.8% of School bus monitors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of School bus monitors.

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Age by Sex

48.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 7.16
48.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.81

The median age of School bus monitors is 48.9, and Male employees are generally 0.0145 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for School bus monitors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for School bus monitors is Education but a relatively high number of School bus monitors hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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