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Bus Driver salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$18.56
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a bus driver is $18.56 per hour in the United States. 20.7k salaries reported, updated at August 13, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Bus Drivers in United States

  1. Chicago Transit Authority
    3.5star
    837 reviews6 salaries reported
    $28.63per hour
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Highest paying cities for Bus Drivers in United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $21.74 per hour
    63 salaries reported
  2. Milwaukee, WI
    $21.08 per hour
    74 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $20.36 per hour
    40 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $18.56 per hour
    57 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $17.83 per hour
    82 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $16.17 per hour
    58 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $16.07 per hour
    43 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $15.64 per hour
    59 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $15.57 per hour
    88 salaries reported
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Where can a Bus Driver earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Bus Drivers

Most recommended license

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 $18.56 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
201222increase by 22
2013331increase by 1404.55%
2014377increase by 13.90%
2015202decrease by 46.42%
2016334increase by 65.35%
2017153decrease by 54.19%
2018233increase by 52.29%
2019101decrease by 56.65%

Top companies hiring Bus Drivers on Indeed

Salem-Keizer School District
West Des Moines Community Schools
United Children's Services of Bennington County/ Bennington County Head Start- Early Head Start
Portland Public Schools
First Student
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Top skills
Motor Coach Experience
+15.56%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top LicensesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
35 jobs41
563 jobs1,297
1,069 jobs1,894
1,640 jobs3,053
438 jobs875
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Most common benefits for Bus Drivers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 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
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Driver

677,378 job openings

Average $16.74 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Bus Driver

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