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What is the average salary for Bus Drivers in the United States?

Bus Drivers earn an average hourly wage of $18.95. Hourly wages typically start from $10.28 and go up to $29.60. Bus Drivers earn an average salary of $39,410 per year. Salaries typically start from $21,390 and go up to $61,570.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$29.60 an hour $61,570 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$23.96 an hour $49,840 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$18.02 an hour $37,470 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$13.03 an hour $27,090 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$10.28 an hour $21,390 per year

Historical salary for Bus Drivers in the United States

Bus Driver salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Bus Driver Salary in Illinois $24.02 $49,950 # 1
Bus Driver Salary in New York $23.90 $49,720 # 2
Bus Driver Salary in Massachusetts $23.17 $48,200 # 3
Bus Driver Salary in Washington $22.99 $47,820 # 4
Bus Driver Salary in Ohio $21.65 $45,040 # 5
Bus Driver Salary in Hawaii $21.63 $45,000 # 6
Bus Driver Salary in Oregon $20.42 $42,470 # 7
Bus Driver Salary in California $20.16 $41,940 # 8
Bus Driver Salary in Wisconsin $20.08 $41,760 # 9
Bus Driver Salary in Alaska $19.61 $40,790 # 10
Bus Driver Salary in Connecticut $19.50 $40,560 # 11
Bus Driver Salary in Vermont $19.09 $39,710 # 12
Bus Driver Salary in Maryland $18.70 $38,890 # 13
Bus Driver Salary in New Hampshire $18.68 $38,860 # 14
Bus Driver Salary in New Jersey $18.52 $38,530 # 15
Bus Driver Salary in Delaware $18.50 $38,480 # 16
Bus Driver Salary in Minnesota $18.05 $37,540 # 17
Bus Driver Salary in Pennsylvania $17.60 $36,610 # 18
Bus Driver Salary in Virginia $17.16 $35,700 # 19
Bus Driver Salary in Texas $16.74 $34,810 # 20
Bus Driver Salary in Idaho $16.61 $34,560 # 21
Bus Driver Salary in Colorado $16.29 $33,880 # 22
Bus Driver Salary in Montana $16.14 $33,570 # 23
Bus Driver Salary in Georgia $16.13 $33,560 # 24
Bus Driver Salary in Wyoming $15.92 $33,110 # 25
Bus Driver Salary in Rhode Island $15.91 $33,090 # 26
Bus Driver Salary in Indiana $15.85 $32,960 # 27
Bus Driver Salary in Michigan $15.75 $32,760 # 28
Bus Driver Salary in Florida $15.69 $32,630 # 29
Bus Driver Salary in Mississippi $15.64 $32,540 # 30
Bus Driver Salary in District of Columbia $15.55 $32,340 # 31
Bus Driver Salary in Maine $15.47 $32,180 # 32
Bus Driver Salary in Arkansas $15.44 $32,120 # 33
Bus Driver Salary in North Dakota $15.28 $31,780 # 34
Bus Driver Salary in Louisiana $15.18 $31,580 # 35
Bus Driver Salary in Tennessee $15.18 $31,560 # 36
Bus Driver Salary in North Carolina $15.17 $31,550 # 37
Bus Driver Salary in Arizona $15.17 $31,550 # 38
Bus Driver Salary in Utah $15.08 $31,370 # 39
Bus Driver Salary in Kentucky $15.02 $31,250 # 40
Bus Driver Salary in Nebraska $14.99 $31,190 # 41
Bus Driver Salary in Oklahoma $14.94 $31,080 # 42
Bus Driver Salary in Missouri $14.94 $31,070 # 43
Bus Driver Salary in Iowa $14.78 $30,740 # 44
Bus Driver Salary in New Mexico $14.65 $30,470 # 45
Bus Driver Salary in Kansas $14.10 $29,320 # 46
Bus Driver Salary in West Virginia $13.92 $28,960 # 47
Bus Driver Salary in Nevada $12.97 $26,980 # 48
Bus Driver Salary in Alabama $12.76 $26,540 # 49
Bus Driver Salary in South Dakota $12.09 $25,140 # 50
Bus Driver Salary in South Carolina $11.25 $23,410 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics