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Bus Driver Salary

$45,251 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Bus Driver is $45,251 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Bus Driver is between $33,513 and $55,012. On average, a Less Than HS Degree is the highest level of education for a Bus Driver. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Drives bus to transport passengers over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedule.
  • Assists passengers with baggage and takes tickets or cash fares.
  • Regulates heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort.
  • Adheres to local traffic regulations.
  • Requires a commercial driver's license.
Bus Driver Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

Job family population: 507,340

Estimated population of Bus Driver jobs: 149,904

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Bus Driver Job Listings for United States

Bus Driver
Jun 21
El Centro, CA, USA
First Transit
driver trucks passenger transportation fleet maintenance Have you considered being a Bus Driver in your community? Now's your chance! Get PAID to do what you love! First Transit Drivers provide ...
Bus Driver Aide
Jun 19
San Marcos, CA, USA
San Marcos Unified School District
Bus Driver Aide positions are a minimum 4 hour per day, 5 days per week, 182 days per school year. Job Summary: The job of "School Bus Driver Aide" is done for the purpose/s of assisting the bus ...
School Bus Driver (CDL)
Jun 19
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Goodwill Staffing
School Bus Driver - Education - Colorado Springs 80906 - $15.00/hour Position Summary: * Goodwill Staffing is seeking School Bus Driver. This opportunity is a split shift picking up students in the ...
Bus Driver
Jun 18
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Petermann Bus
School Bus Driver in Training Driving for West Clermont School District LOCATION: Withamsville All interested applicants for a School Bus Driver position, anyone looking for a new career opportunity ...
Courtesy Bus Driver (FT) - Waikiki
Jun 21
Honolulu, HI, USA
The Hertz Corporation
General Responsibilities The Courtesy Bus Driver is an essential member of the airport location team and is the brand ambassador, providing the fastest, easiest, and most valued experience to our ...
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