Career Attributes

  • $35,651
  • 179,300
  • 2.8
  • 9.0%
  • High school diploma
  • Special Needs Education
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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 $35,651. Salaries typically start from $21,478 and go up to $51,882.

Average Bus Driver Hourly Wage in the United States

Bus Drivers earn an average hourly wage of $17.14. Hourly wages typically start from $10.33 and go up to $24.94.

Source: CareerExplorer (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

42%
Full-Time
58%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Bus Driver demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
234
RATINGS
Bus Drivers average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Bus Drivers in the 31th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer 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:

$24.94
an hour
$51,882.3
per year
Senior Bus Driver Earnings

Senior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$19.68
an hour
$40,930.8
per year
Experienced Bus Driver Earnings

Experienced Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$15.34
an hour
$31,909.7
per year
Junior Bus Driver Earnings

Junior Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$12.87
an hour
$26,774.1
per year
Starting Bus Driver Earnings

Starting Bus Drivers in the United States earn:

$10.33
an hour
$21,477.6
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.

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Cargo and Freight Agent Salary $42k
Flight Attendant Salary $41k
Highway Maintenance Worker Salary $40k
Ship Loader Salary $40k
Bus Driver Salary $35k
Travel Agent Salary $34k
Commercial Fisherman Salary $32k
Shipping/Receiving Clerk Salary $28k
Taxi Driver Salary $28k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Bus Driver salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Bus Driver Salary in United States $17.14 $35,651.1 # 1
Bus Driver Salary in California $15.50 $32,236.5 # 2

Career Attributes

  • $35,651
  • 179,300
  • 2.8
  • 9.0%
  • High school diploma
  • Special Needs Education
More Attributes