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Avg US Salary
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Growth
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Rating
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Education

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 $18.02. Hourly wages typically start from $10.28 and go up to $29.60.

Average Bus Driver Yearly Salary in the United States

Bus Drivers earn a median salary of $37,470 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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Bus Driver Earnings by Seniority

Top End Bus Driver Earnings

The highest earning Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$29.60
an hour
$61,570
per year
Senior Bus Driver Earnings

Senior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$23.96
an hour
$49,840
per year
Experienced Bus Driver Earnings

Experienced Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$18.02
an hour
$37,470
per year
Junior Bus Driver Earnings

Junior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$13.03
an hour
$27,090
per year
Starting Bus Driver Earnings

Starting Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$10.28
an hour
$21,390
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Bus Driver salary comparison

Bus Drivers earn less than 58% percent of Services careers. Bus Driver salaries are in the bottom 88% of all careers in the United States.

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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 $23.37 $48,610 # 1
Bus Driver Salary in New York $25.56 $53,170 # 2
Bus Driver Salary in Massachusetts $21.10 $43,890 # 3
Bus Driver Salary in Washington $23.63 $49,150 # 4
Bus Driver Salary in Ohio $23.43 $48,730 # 5
Bus Driver Salary in Hawaii $23.00 $47,840 # 6
Bus Driver Salary in Oregon $20.88 $43,430 # 7
Bus Driver Salary in California $19.62 $40,800 # 8
Bus Driver Salary in Wisconsin $21.22 $44,140 # 9
Bus Driver Salary in Alaska $20.08 $41,770 # 10
Bus Driver Salary in Connecticut $18.30 $38,060 # 11
Bus Driver Salary in Vermont $17.81 $37,030 # 12
Bus Driver Salary in Maryland $16.78 $34,890 # 13
Bus Driver Salary in New Hampshire $18.73 $38,970 # 14
Bus Driver Salary in New Jersey $18.07 $37,590 # 15
Bus Driver Salary in Delaware $17.82 $37,070 # 16
Bus Driver Salary in Minnesota $17.97 $37,380 # 17
Bus Driver Salary in Pennsylvania $16.81 $34,970 # 18
Bus Driver Salary in Virginia $16.95 $35,260 # 19
Bus Driver Salary in Texas $17.31 $35,990 # 20
Bus Driver Salary in Idaho $14.48 $30,130 # 21
Bus Driver Salary in Colorado $16.50 $34,320 # 22
Bus Driver Salary in Montana $15.91 $33,100 # 23
Bus Driver Salary in Georgia $16.03 $33,340 # 24
Bus Driver Salary in Wyoming $15.62 $32,490 # 25
Bus Driver Salary in Rhode Island $16.58 $34,490 # 26
Bus Driver Salary in Indiana $16.04 $33,350 # 27
Bus Driver Salary in Michigan $14.98 $31,160 # 28
Bus Driver Salary in Florida $14.19 $29,510 # 29
Bus Driver Salary in Mississippi $14.22 $29,590 # 30
Bus Driver Salary in District of Columbia $15.37 $31,970 # 31
Bus Driver Salary in Maine $14.05 $29,230 # 32
Bus Driver Salary in Arkansas $14.08 $29,290 # 33
Bus Driver Salary in North Dakota $15.17 $31,550 # 34
Bus Driver Salary in Louisiana $14.17 $29,480 # 35
Bus Driver Salary in Tennessee $15.07 $31,330 # 36
Bus Driver Salary in Arizona $14.84 $30,870 # 37
Bus Driver Salary in North Carolina $14.65 $30,480 # 38
Bus Driver Salary in Utah $14.23 $29,600 # 39
Bus Driver Salary in Kentucky $15.08 $31,370 # 40
Bus Driver Salary in Nebraska $13.63 $28,360 # 41
Bus Driver Salary in Oklahoma $12.84 $26,700 # 42
Bus Driver Salary in Missouri $14.40 $29,950 # 43
Bus Driver Salary in Iowa $13.67 $28,440 # 44
Bus Driver Salary in New Mexico $14.10 $29,340 # 45
Bus Driver Salary in Kansas $14.11 $29,360 # 46
Bus Driver Salary in West Virginia $14.53 $30,220 # 47
Bus Driver Salary in Nevada $12.62 $26,250 # 48
Bus Driver Salary in Alabama $11.65 $24,240 # 49
Bus Driver Salary in South Dakota $12.20 $25,370 # 50
Bus Driver Salary in South Carolina $10.84 $22,550 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Bus Driver

Interested in becoming a bus driver? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good bus driver? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    A high school education is required to be a Bus Driver.

  3. Get Hired

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