Bus Driver salary in United States
How much does a Bus Driver make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a bus driver is $18.25 per hour in the United States. 21.2k salaries reported, updated at May 17, 2022.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Bus Drivers in United States
Highest paying cities for Bus Drivers in United States
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Bus Drivers
SPABearn +39.27% more
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 $18.25 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this license||Change from previous year|
|2012||22||increase by 22|
|2013||331||increase by 1404.55%|
|2014||377||increase by 13.90%|
|2015||202||decrease by 46.42%|
|2016||334||increase by 65.35%|
|2017||153||decrease by 54.19%|
|2018||233||increase by 52.29%|
|2019||101||decrease by 56.65%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Bus Drivers
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid sick time
- Paid time off
- Paid training
- Passenger ride along program
- Referral program
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Uniform allowance
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased 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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Common questions about salaries for a Bus Driver
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