Bus Driver Salary

A Bus Driver earns an average wage of $13.96 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$15,777 - $52,366
(Median)
$16K
$29K
$52K
MEDIAN: $29,238
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$10.06 - $20.24
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$15,777 - $52,366  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $980  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,781 - $45,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $20.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48 - $5.80  
Overtime
$10.49 - $32.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $980  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,781 - $45,824  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,669
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Job Description for Bus Driver

Bus drivers operate buses, transporting passengers from one place to another. There are many different types of bus drivers, from public transit to school buses; depending on their job, a driver's duties may vary.

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Bus Driver Tasks

  • Read time schedules, street signs, traffic signs, head signs, bus passes and instructions.
  • Maintain good relations with general public, announce stops, direct and control passengers.
  • Operate the bus skillfully and safely, answer questions regarding service, routes and fares.
  • Drive the bus and various passengers over specified routes according to specified time schedules.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,811

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Bus Driver Reviews

What is it like working as a Bus Driver?

Bus Driver in Franklin:
"Never Routine."
Pros: I liken us to the German U boat commanders roaming the Atlantic during WWII. We are free to choose our own routes and no one actually knows exactly where we are at any given time. We often have opportunity and are permitted to conduct personal business. (e.g. Walmart, groceries, etc.) Our riders are diverse so meeting people is a perk for myself. Many of our travels are in rural areas within the county so encountering nature is always a plus.
Cons: Actually, there isn't much to complain about other than I feel we are not fairly compensated for the degree of responsibility placed on us. We transport a great number of elderly many of which are barely ambulatory or in wheelchairs.

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Experience Affects Bus Driver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%


National Average
$30,000



Skills That Affect Bus Driver Salaries

Bus Driver
up arrow 10%

Commercial Drivers License
up arrow 6%

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$30,000

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

CDL
up arrow 4%

Cdl License
up arrow 16%

Driving
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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