Bus driver earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Bus driver salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $67,040
Washington $58,980
Alaska $55,590
Massachusetts $51,680
Oregon $50,870
California $50,760
Connecticut $50,550
New Jersey $49,670
Illinois $48,552
Wisconsin $47,790
Hawaii $44,050
New Hampshire $41,870
Vermont $41,250
Virginia $40,930
Nebraska $40,440
Delaware $39,600
Texas $39,030
Minnesota $38,920
Colorado $38,560
Ohio $38,380
Maryland $38,340
Rhode Island $37,610
Maine $37,160
Missouri $37,070
District of Columbia $37,040
Nevada $36,370
Montana $36,300
Wyoming $36,270
North Dakota $36,170
Tennessee $36,020
Utah $35,850
Pennsylvania $35,801
Arizona $35,739
Louisiana $35,260
Iowa $34,380
Kentucky $33,910
South Carolina $33,880
West Virginia $33,720
Michigan $33,620
Indiana $33,011
South Dakota $32,830
Kansas $31,230
Florida $30,550
Idaho $30,280
North Carolina $29,710
New Mexico $28,790
Mississippi $28,680
Arkansas $28,259
Puerto Rico $27,990
Georgia $27,760
Alabama $27,160
Oklahoma $26,110
Guam $19,750

How do bus driver salaries compare to similar careers?

Bus drivers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than rail transportation workers but more than ship loaders.

Career Median Salary
Rail transportation worker salary $53K
Commercial fisherman salary $37K
Traffic technician salary $47K
Cargo and freight agent salary $43K
Air crew member salary $36K
Bus driver salary $42K
Truck driver salary $43K
Sailor salary $41K
Travel agent salary $39K
Ship loader salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)