How much does a Bus Driver make in the United States?

16.5k salaries reported, updated at May 11, 2021
$16.80
per hour

The average salary for a bus driver is $16.80 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for bus drivers

Most recommended license

SPAB

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 56.65% since 2018. Bus Drivers with this license earn +39.27% more than the average base salary, which is $16.80 per hour.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Information tooltip for top licenses.Top licensesSPAB+39.27%salary
License categories:
Top license
Salary
Job openings
Companies
SPAB
+39.27%
35 jobs
41Company icon
Air Brake Endorsement
+10.37%
563 jobs
1,297Company icon
Passenger Endorsement
+7.10%
1,069 jobs
1,894Company icon
CDL B
+8.06%
1,640 jobs
3,053Company icon
CDL A
+11.92%
438 jobs
875Company icon
Information tooltip for top skills.Top skillsMotor Coach Experience+15.56%salary
Top skill
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Motor Coach Experience
+15.56%
100Company icon
School Bus Driving Experience
+5.79%
1,297Company icon
Shuttle Driving Experience
+15.06%
16Company icon
Commercial Driving Experience
+7.72%
1,553Company icon
Air Brake
+10.37%
43Company icon

Most common benefits for Bus Drivers

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid sick time
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • License reimbursement
  • Gym membership
  • Referral program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 14,818 ratings

38% of Bus drivers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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