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

Average Bus Driver Yearly Salary in the United States

Bus Drivers earn an average yearly salary of $36,420. Salaries typically start from $22,055 and go up to $54,441.

Average Bus Driver Hourly Wage in the United States

Bus Drivers earn an average hourly wage of $17.51. Hourly wages typically start from $10.60 and go up to $26.17.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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

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Employment Type Mix

39%
Full-Time
61%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Bus Driver demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
162
RATINGS
Bus Drivers average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Bus Drivers in the 28th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Bus Driver 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:

$26.17
an hour
$54,441.2
per year
Senior Bus Driver Earnings

Senior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$20.25
an hour
$42,112.0
per year
Experienced Bus Driver Earnings

Experienced Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$15.53
an hour
$32,302.1
per year
Junior Bus Driver Earnings

Junior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$12.98
an hour
$26,994.7
per year
Starting Bus Driver Earnings

Starting Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$10.60
an hour
$22,054.6
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Bus Driver Salary Comparison

Bus Drivers earn more than 25% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Air Crew Member Salary $43k
Sailor Salary $43k
Cargo and Freight Agent Salary $41k
Ship Loader Salary $39k
Highway Maintenance Worker Salary $39k
Bus Driver Salary $36k
Travel Agent Salary $33k
Commercial Fisherman Salary $32k
Courier Salary $28k
Delivery Service Driver Salary $27k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Bus Driver salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Bus Driver Salary in Washington $26.92 $56,000 # 1
Bus Driver Salary in New York $26.21 $54,520 # 2
Bus Driver Salary in Alaska $25.45 $52,940 # 3
Bus Driver Salary in Illinois $24.61 $51,190 # 4
Bus Driver Salary in Massachusetts $24.56 $51,090 # 5
Bus Driver Salary in New Hampshire $21.41 $44,530 # 6
Bus Driver Salary in Wisconsin $21.35 $44,400 # 7
Bus Driver Salary in Ohio $21.27 $44,250 # 8
Bus Driver Salary in New Jersey $21.21 $44,110 # 9
Bus Driver Salary in California $21.06 $43,810 # 10
Bus Driver Salary in Connecticut $20.64 $42,940 # 11
Bus Driver Salary in Oregon $20.25 $42,110 # 12
Bus Driver Salary in Hawaii $19.73 $41,030 # 13
Bus Driver Salary in Maryland $19.12 $39,760 # 14
Bus Driver Salary in Delaware $19.07 $39,670 # 15
Bus Driver Salary in Nebraska $19.05 $39,620 # 16
Bus Driver Salary in Pennsylvania $18.82 $39,150 # 17
Bus Driver Salary in Rhode Island $18.76 $39,030 # 18
Bus Driver Salary in Virginia $18.74 $38,970 # 19
Bus Driver Salary in Louisiana $18.47 $38,410 # 20
Bus Driver Salary in Arizona $17.98 $37,390 # 21
Bus Driver Salary in Indiana $17.95 $37,340 # 22
Bus Driver Salary in North Dakota $17.83 $37,090 # 23
Bus Driver Salary in Vermont $17.78 $36,980 # 24
Bus Driver Salary in Texas $17.70 $36,820 # 25
Bus Driver Salary in Colorado $17.51 $36,430 # 26
Bus Driver Salary in Minnesota $17.51 $36,420 # 27
Bus Driver Salary in United States $17.51 $36,419.9 # 28
Bus Driver Salary in Montana $17.35 $36,090 # 29
Bus Driver Salary in District of Columbia $17.16 $35,690 # 30
Bus Driver Salary in Iowa $17.09 $35,540 # 31
Bus Driver Salary in Michigan $17.07 $35,510 # 32
Bus Driver Salary in Maine $16.99 $35,330 # 33
Bus Driver Salary in Tennessee $16.84 $35,020 # 34
Bus Driver Salary in West Virginia $16.59 $34,500 # 35
Bus Driver Salary in Missouri $16.42 $34,160 # 36
Bus Driver Salary in Idaho $16.12 $33,520 # 37
Bus Driver Salary in Florida $16.08 $33,440 # 38
Bus Driver Salary in Georgia $15.82 $32,910 # 39
Bus Driver Salary in Utah $15.75 $32,760 # 40
Bus Driver Salary in Arkansas $15.12 $31,440 # 41
Bus Driver Salary in Kentucky $14.97 $31,130 # 42
Bus Driver Salary in North Carolina $14.82 $30,820 # 43
Bus Driver Salary in Kansas $14.64 $30,450 # 44
Bus Driver Salary in South Carolina $14.22 $29,570 # 45
Bus Driver Salary in Wyoming $14.11 $29,340 # 46
Bus Driver Salary in New Mexico $13.90 $28,920 # 47
Bus Driver Salary in Nevada $13.79 $28,690 # 48
Bus Driver Salary in Mississippi $13.58 $28,240 # 49
Bus Driver Salary in Oklahoma $13.24 $27,540 # 50
Bus Driver Salary in South Dakota $13.05 $27,150 # 51
Bus Driver Salary in Puerto Rico $12.76 $26,540 # 52
Bus Driver Salary in Alabama $12.29 $25,570 # 53
Bus Driver Salary in Guam $9.51 $19,790 # 54