$14.84
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$496

Profit Sharing

$600
A Bus Driver earns an average wage of $14.65 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are cdl b, Customer Relations, and Bus Driver.
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$12,900 - $54,865
$13K
$28K
$55K
MEDIAN: $28,267
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90%

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$10.66 - $21.35
$11
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MEDIAN: $14.84
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$0$54K
Salary $12,900 - $54,865
Bonus $0.00 - $2,016
Profit Sharing $600
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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$21,034 - $48,581
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 542
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $10.66 - $21.35
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.41
Overtime $12.55 - $34.35
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,016
Profit Sharing $600
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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$21,034 - $48,581
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,949

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

  • Drive the bus and various passengers over specified routes according to specified time schedules.
  • Operate the bus skillfully and safely, answer questions regarding service, routes, and fares.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver

Pay by Experience for a Bus Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Bus Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,015 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bus Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 574 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 513 salaries. A Bus Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 214 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,188

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Bus Driver Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bus Driver?

Bus Driver in Austin:
"I love what I do, and I always make an extra mile."
Pros: The people I transport, and the outings the places we go.
Cons: Nothing really but my pay check.

Bus Driver in Milford:
Pros: Providing a means for people to involve in social activities.
Cons: Critical attitudes and questionable behavior at times.

Bus Driver in Palmdale:
"Bus."
Pros: That I get a check every 2weeks.
Cons: Not enough pay for the job that I do.

Bus Driver in Sumter:
"It takes a lot of responsibilities dealing with children."
Pros: Make sure that safety is number one for all of the students, including myself (the bus driver), & others that share the roads.
Cons: There's not enough discipline.

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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Key Stats for Bus Driver

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 351 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Bus Driver Salaries

▲15%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Bus Driver Salaries

cdl b
▲21%

Customer Relations
▲13%

Bus Driver
▲11%

Commercial Drivers License
▲9%

Customer Service Metrics
▲6%

Driver
▲4%



Cdl License
▲1%


National Average
$31,000

School Bus Driver
▼3%

CDL
▼7%

Transport
▼19%

Driving
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 351 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 42%