Passenger Vehicle Drivers

Are you curious about a career as a passenger vehicle driver in the United States of America? Read the outline below and then watch the videos included here to get better understanding of this career. Finally, don’t forget to use the comments section below to let us know what you learned today and if you would like us to include any other careers you’re interested in.

Now you can learn what Passenger Vehicle Drivers do, the work environment, how to become one, salary, and job outlook.

While you watch the first video on passenger vehicle drivers, pay close attention to specialization areas, duties, and important qualities, as many job interview questions are based on this information.

If you’re interested in a career as a passenger vehicle driver in the USA, pay close attention to the education and training section, as well as licenses, certifications, and registrations, so that you know what to expect in getting prepared.

Finally, you need to review the job outlook section for passenger vehicle drivers and know what to expect in the following years in terms of how many people are currently working in this field, as well as how many more are expected to be hired. The smaller total number of those employed in the field and the percentage of growth, the greater the job competition and higher difficulty for one to find a career as a passenger vehicle driver. However, the higher the total number of those employed in the field, and the above average percentage of job growth, the greater the likelihood of entry into this career.

You are strongly encouraged to watch both videos about passenger vehicle drivers below, take good notes, and then visit the comments section below and share your thoughts and your knowledge on passenger vehicle drivers in the United States of America.

What Passenger Vehicle Drivers Do

Passenger vehicle drivers operate buses, taxis, and other modes of transportation to take people from place to place.

Work Environment

Most passenger vehicle drivers work full time, but part-time work is common. Drivers’ schedules may vary, and some work weekends, evenings, or early mornings. School bus drivers work only when schools are in session.

How to Become a Passenger Vehicle Driver

Bus drivers typically need a high school diploma or equivalent; other types of passenger vehicle drivers typically have no formal educational requirements. Most passenger vehicle drivers get brief on-the-job training. Additionally, all drivers need a regular driver’s license. Some may need a special license, depending on the type of vehicle they drive.


The median annual wage for bus drivers, transit and intercity was $45,900 in May 2020.

The median annual wage for passenger vehicle drivers, except bus drivers, transit and intercity was $32,320 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of passenger vehicle drivers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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