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

17.7k salaries reported, updated at June 21, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a bus driver is $16.96 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 skill

Air Brake

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 10.26% since 2018. Bus Drivers with this skill earn +10.37% more than the average base salary, which is $16.96 per hour.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Air Brake Endorsement
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Passenger Endorsement
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Motor Coach Experience
100Company icon
School Bus Driving Experience
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Shuttle Driving Experience
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Commercial Driving Experience
1,553Company icon
Air Brake
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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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