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How much does a Bus Driver make in the United States?

Average Bus Driver Hourly Wage in the United States

Bus Drivers earn a median hourly wage of $19.13. Hourly wages typically start from $11.46 and go up to $30.91.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Bus Driver Yearly Salary in the United States

Bus Drivers earn a median salary of $39,790 per year. Salaries typically start from $23,840 and go up to $64,290.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

37%
Full-Time
63%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
142
RATINGS
Bus Drivers average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Bus Drivers in the 30th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Bus Driver Earnings by Seniority

Top End Bus Driver Earnings

The highest earning Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$30.91
an hour
$64,290
per year
Senior Bus Driver Earnings

Senior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$24.87
an hour
$51,720
per year
Experienced Bus Driver Earnings

Experienced Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$19.13
an hour
$39,790
per year
Junior Bus Driver Earnings

Junior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$14.37
an hour
$29,890
per year
Starting Bus Driver Earnings

Starting Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$11.46
an hour
$23,840
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Bus Driver salary comparison

Bus Drivers earn less than 56% percent of Services careers. Bus Driver salaries are in the bottom 81% of all careers in the United States.

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Source:

Historical salary for Bus Drivers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bus Driver salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Bus Driver Salary in Washington $27.26 $56,710 # 1
Bus Driver Salary in New York $27.39 $56,980 # 2
Bus Driver Salary in Alaska $26.28 $54,670 # 3
Bus Driver Salary in Illinois $23.70 $49,300 # 4
Bus Driver Salary in Massachusetts $22.77 $47,370 # 5
Bus Driver Salary in New Hampshire $21.72 $45,170 # 6
Bus Driver Salary in Wisconsin $22.29 $46,370 # 7
Bus Driver Salary in Ohio $21.15 $43,990 # 8
Bus Driver Salary in New Jersey $21.06 $43,800 # 9
Bus Driver Salary in California $20.49 $42,620 # 10
Bus Driver Salary in Connecticut $19.64 $40,850 # 11
Bus Driver Salary in Oregon $20.50 $42,650 # 12
Bus Driver Salary in Hawaii $20.87 $43,420 # 13
Bus Driver Salary in Maryland $17.56 $36,530 # 14
Bus Driver Salary in Delaware $17.77 $36,950 # 15
Bus Driver Salary in Nebraska $20.13 $41,870 # 16
Bus Driver Salary in Pennsylvania $18.43 $38,340 # 17
Bus Driver Salary in Rhode Island $18.09 $37,630 # 18
Bus Driver Salary in Virginia $18.15 $37,740 # 19
Bus Driver Salary in Louisiana $20.41 $42,440 # 20
Bus Driver Salary in Arizona $18.75 $39,010 # 21
Bus Driver Salary in Indiana $17.99 $37,430 # 22
Bus Driver Salary in North Dakota $17.49 $36,380 # 23
Bus Driver Salary in Vermont $17.50 $36,390 # 24
Bus Driver Salary in Texas $18.18 $37,810 # 25
Bus Driver Salary in Colorado $17.55 $36,490 # 26
Bus Driver Salary in Minnesota $16.40 $34,120 # 27
Bus Driver Salary in Montana $16.78 $34,910 # 28
Bus Driver Salary in District of Columbia $17.00 $35,350 # 29
Bus Driver Salary in Iowa $16.18 $33,650 # 30
Bus Driver Salary in Michigan $16.49 $34,310 # 31
Bus Driver Salary in Maine $15.92 $33,120 # 32
Bus Driver Salary in Tennessee $17.34 $36,080 # 33
Bus Driver Salary in West Virginia $16.49 $34,300 # 34
Bus Driver Salary in Missouri $17.19 $35,760 # 35
Bus Driver Salary in Idaho $14.74 $30,660 # 36
Bus Driver Salary in Florida $15.31 $31,840 # 37
Bus Driver Salary in Georgia $15.17 $31,560 # 38
Bus Driver Salary in Utah $15.30 $31,820 # 39
Bus Driver Salary in Arkansas $14.00 $29,110 # 40
Bus Driver Salary in Kentucky $14.98 $31,160 # 41
Bus Driver Salary in North Carolina $13.60 $28,300 # 42
Bus Driver Salary in Kansas $13.99 $29,110 # 43
Bus Driver Salary in South Carolina $13.34 $27,760 # 44
Bus Driver Salary in Wyoming $15.05 $31,300 # 45
Bus Driver Salary in New Mexico $13.69 $28,460 # 46
Bus Driver Salary in Nevada $12.86 $26,750 # 47
Bus Driver Salary in Mississippi $13.45 $27,970 # 48
Bus Driver Salary in Oklahoma $13.05 $27,140 # 49
Bus Driver Salary in South Dakota $12.57 $26,150 # 50
Bus Driver Salary in Alabama $11.26 $23,420 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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