The average rate for a Bus Driver is $13.10 per hour.
Bus Driver Total Pay (?
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$14,845 - $58,475
(Median)
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40K
58K
MEDIAN: $28,595
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Bus Driver Total Pay (?
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$9.83 - $20.08
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$14,845 - $58,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$20,483 - $45,327  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 815
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $20.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $5.26  
Overtime
$10.25 - $29.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$20,483 - $45,327  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 815
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Nashville
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Boston
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New York
up arrow 31%
Dallas
up arrow 23%
Atlanta
up arrow 20%
Chicago
up arrow 14%
Las Vegas
up arrow 10%
Los Angeles
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Phoenix
up arrow 4%
San Antonio
up arrow 4%
National Average
$29,000
Milwaukee
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Denver
up arrow 3%
Indianapolis
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Bus Driver Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$29,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Bus Driver Salaries

National Average
$29,000
Customer Service
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Safety Compliance
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 39%
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