Average Bus Driver Hourly Pay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$15.80
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$120
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The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $15.80.
10%
$11.48
10%
$15.80
50%
$27.21
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.80
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $27
Bonus
$100 - $450
Total Pay
$26,344 - $59,522

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Bus Driver. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Bus Driver
Bus Driver, School
Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity
Bus Operator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Bus Driver

Skills in Driver/Core Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Transport, Safety Compliance and Customer Service.

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 $16.24 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Bus Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.00 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Bus Driver in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (7.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (17.3% less), Las Vegas, Nevada (4.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 39 survey responses.
Early Career
30.8%
Mid Career
15.4%
Experienced
28.2%
Late Career
25.6%