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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 $18.41. Hourly wages typically start from $10.73 and go up to $29.92.

Average Bus Driver Yearly Salary in the United States

Bus Drivers earn a median salary of $38,290 per year. Salaries typically start from $22,310 and go up to $62,240.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Bus Driver Earnings by Seniority

Top End Bus Driver Earnings

The highest earning Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$29.92
an hour
$62,240
per year
Senior Bus Driver Earnings

Senior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$24.32
an hour
$50,580
per year
Experienced Bus Driver Earnings

Experienced Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$18.41
an hour
$38,290
per year
Junior Bus Driver Earnings

Junior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$13.51
an hour
$28,090
per year
Starting Bus Driver Earnings

Starting Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$10.73
an hour
$22,310
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Bus Driver salary comparison

Bus Drivers earn less than 57% percent of Services careers. Bus Driver salaries are in the bottom 75% 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 New York $26.32 $54,750 # 1
Bus Driver Salary in Washington $23.68 $49,260 # 2
Bus Driver Salary in Massachusetts $21.44 $44,590 # 3
Bus Driver Salary in Illinois $21.42 $44,550 # 4
Bus Driver Salary in Alaska $22.32 $46,430 # 5
Bus Driver Salary in New Jersey $23.76 $49,430 # 6
Bus Driver Salary in Ohio $22.58 $46,970 # 7
Bus Driver Salary in Wisconsin $22.03 $45,820 # 8
Bus Driver Salary in California $19.45 $40,450 # 9
Bus Driver Salary in Hawaii $21.39 $44,490 # 10
Bus Driver Salary in Oregon $19.86 $41,310 # 11
Bus Driver Salary in Connecticut $18.73 $38,950 # 12
Bus Driver Salary in Delaware $17.47 $36,340 # 13
Bus Driver Salary in Maryland $17.34 $36,070 # 14
Bus Driver Salary in Virginia $17.67 $36,760 # 15
Bus Driver Salary in New Hampshire $17.37 $36,140 # 16
Bus Driver Salary in Pennsylvania $17.13 $35,630 # 17
Bus Driver Salary in Rhode Island $17.59 $36,590 # 18
Bus Driver Salary in Nebraska $18.11 $37,670 # 19
Bus Driver Salary in Indiana $17.58 $36,570 # 20
Bus Driver Salary in District of Columbia $16.73 $34,790 # 21
Bus Driver Salary in Texas $17.54 $36,470 # 22
Bus Driver Salary in Arizona $17.17 $35,720 # 23
Bus Driver Salary in Vermont $16.85 $35,050 # 24
Bus Driver Salary in Wyoming $15.24 $31,710 # 25
Bus Driver Salary in Colorado $16.97 $35,300 # 26
Bus Driver Salary in Maine $15.03 $31,260 # 27
Bus Driver Salary in Michigan $15.55 $32,340 # 28
Bus Driver Salary in Missouri $17.45 $36,290 # 29
Bus Driver Salary in Montana $15.80 $32,870 # 30
Bus Driver Salary in Louisiana $16.83 $35,010 # 31
Bus Driver Salary in North Dakota $16.17 $33,630 # 32
Bus Driver Salary in Florida $14.56 $30,280 # 33
Bus Driver Salary in Iowa $14.10 $29,320 # 34
Bus Driver Salary in Georgia $14.85 $30,890 # 35
Bus Driver Salary in Idaho $13.83 $28,770 # 36
Bus Driver Salary in Utah $14.74 $30,660 # 37
Bus Driver Salary in North Carolina $14.18 $29,500 # 38
Bus Driver Salary in Tennessee $13.46 $28,000 # 39
Bus Driver Salary in West Virginia $14.60 $30,380 # 40
Bus Driver Salary in Kansas $13.95 $29,010 # 41
Bus Driver Salary in Kentucky $13.70 $28,490 # 42
Bus Driver Salary in South Carolina $13.17 $27,400 # 43
Bus Driver Salary in Mississippi $13.49 $28,050 # 44
Bus Driver Salary in New Mexico $13.43 $27,940 # 45
Bus Driver Salary in Nevada $12.27 $25,530 # 46
Bus Driver Salary in Oklahoma $12.11 $25,200 # 47
Bus Driver Salary in Alabama $11.50 $23,930 # 48
Bus Driver Salary in South Dakota $12.51 $26,020 # 49
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!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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