Average Bus Driver Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver is $18.83 in 2023

Hourly Rate
$14 - $26
$108 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$5 - $22k
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$29k - $56k
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What Do Bus Drivers Do?

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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How do Bus Drivers Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 186 responses, the job of Bus Driver has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.72 out of 5. On average, Bus Drivers are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Bus Drivers

What is the highest pay for Bus Drivers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Bus Driver is $26.25 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Bus Drivers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Bus Driver is $14.22 / hour

How can Bus Drivers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Bus Driver is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Bus Driver that oversees more junior Bus Drivers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.