Bus driver earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Bus driver salary by state

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

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)