How much do Bus Drivers earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary


The average salary for a bus driver is $58,125

2,542,481 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does a Bus Driver make?

In the United States, the average pay for a bus driver as of June 2022 is approximately $58,125 per year. That works out to be approximately $27.94 per hour and $4,844 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Bus Driver salaries

DirectlyApply has seen bus driver salaries ranging from a high of $90,000 per year to a low of $10,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of bus drivers currently sit between $41,500 per year and $90,000 per year.

To be considered a top earning bus driver you would be expected to be making in excess of $90,000 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $41,500 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an bus driver can vary significantly (by as much as $80,000 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

Top employers of Bus Drivers in the United States

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