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Bus Driver Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$47,601 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$1,128

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Bus Driver is $47,601 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Bus Driver is between $35,254 and $57,869. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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 Chicago, Illinois, 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:
$55,183
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago) is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Bus Driver Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

School Bus Drivers - No Experience Needed $15.50 per hour
Jul 16
Orland Park, IL, USA
AMV Solutions
We are looking for School Bus Drivers for the Orland Park Area. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED AND PAID TRAINING! This position is responsible for safely driving passengers and routine inspections of the ...
Part-Time School Bus Driver
Jul 8
Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
First Student
Now Hiring Part-Time School Bus Drivers in Glen Ellyn, IL- $20-$21.50/HR Starting Wage DOE, Paid CDL Training, & $1000-$3000 Sign On Bonus! No experience necessary! We train! Take Advantage of our ...
Before and After School Bus Driver
Jun 28
Orland Park, United States
KinderCare Education
Make the wheels on our bus go round and round - join the KinderCare Education team as a Driver! As a Driver, you are responsible for safely transporting staff and the children we serve to and from ...
School Bus Drivers Needed!
May 2
Chicago, United States
Sunrise Transportation
Drive a school bus and transport students in a safe and courteous manner * Greet students, ensure ... A valid driver's license for 3 continuous years and in good standing * Excellent customer service ...
Drivers - Class C License
Jun 28
Bartlett, IL, USA
Falcon moving LLC
We are seeking a Class C Driver to join our team! You will be responsible for safely operating a truck. Responsibilities : * Provide top notch customer service. * Safely move furniture, and load a ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Bus Driver is $47,601 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Bus Driver is between $35,254 and $57,869. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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Bus Driver Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

School Bus Drivers - No Experience Needed $15.50 per hour
Jul 16
Orland Park, IL, USA
AMV Solutions
We are looking for School Bus Drivers for the Orland Park Area. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED AND PAID TRAINING! This position is responsible for safely driving passengers and routine inspections of the ...
Part-Time School Bus Driver
Jul 8
Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
First Student
Now Hiring Part-Time School Bus Drivers in Glen Ellyn, IL- $20-$21.50/HR Starting Wage DOE, Paid CDL Training, & $1000-$3000 Sign On Bonus! No experience necessary! We train! Take Advantage of our ...
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