Average Bus Driver Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$17.38
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The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver in Chicago, Illinois is $17.38.
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$11.87
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$17.38
90%
$33.07
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $33
Total Pay
$24,857 - $68,563

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Job Description for Bus Driver

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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Popular Skills for Bus Driver

Skills that pay less than market rate include Driver/Core Development, Customer Service and Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver

An early career Bus Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.19 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Bus Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.26 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Bus Driver in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 3.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (24.8% less), Las Vegas, Nevada (13.5% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 37 survey responses.
Early Career
37.8%
Mid Career
29.7%
Experienced
18.9%
Late Career
13.5%