How much does a Bus Driver make in the United States? The average Bus Driver salary in the United States is $45,407 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $39,439 and $51,399. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Bus Driver Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $34,006 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $39,439 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $45,407 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $51,399 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $56,855 US June 27, 2024
25% $39,439 10% $34,006 90% $56,855 75% $51,399 $45,407 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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CDL Bus Driver (Early Childhood Education Center): part-time

Northern Virginia Family Service - Arlington, VA

Driver/Bus Driver

Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge - Charlottesville, VA

Driver/Bus Driver (Part-time)

Westminster-Canterbury - Charlottesville, VA

Bus Driver

Franklin County Schools - Rocky Mount, VA

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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.

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Life Insurance: Life Insurance can be defined as a contract between an insurance policy holder and an insurance company, where the insurer promises to pay a sum of money in exchange for a premium, upon the death of an insured person or after a set period

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IDEA: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a piece of American legislation that ensures students with a disability are provided with a Free Appropriate Public Education that is tailored to their individual needs.

Customer Service 12.58%
Life Insurance 2.48%
IDEA 1.11%
Others 83.83%
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Job Description for Bus Driver

Bus Driver drives a bus or a motor coach on regular routes, chartered routes, or private tours. Assists passengers with boarding and luggage. Being a Bus Driver collects fares and tickets and makes correct change. Follows standard safety procedures and reports accidents to dispatch and proper authorities. Additionally, Bus Driver may require a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically requires Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class B with passenger endorsement. Typically reports to a supervisor. Bus Driver's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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  • Job Description. BUS DRIVERS. Full-time. Location: Sparks, NV. \n. Compensation: $21.25-26.50 per hour. \n. . \n. We are actively hiring bus drivers to joi...
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  • Job Description. First for a reason. At First Student, we are a family of 60,000+ employees who take pride in safely transporting more than 5 million stude...
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  • Job Description. First for a reason. First Student is the largest school transportation provider in North America with more than a century of experience pr...
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  • Job Description. First for a reason. At First Student, we are a family of 60,000+ employees who take pride in safely transporting more than 5 million stude...
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  • Job Description. First for a reason. First Student is the largest school transportation provider in North America with more than a century of experience pr...
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Career Path for Bus Driver

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Bus Driver, the first career path typically progresses to Assisted Living Resident Driver/Escort.

The second career path typically starts with a Limousine Chauffeur I position, and then progresses to Limousine Chauffeur II.

The third career path typically progresses to Vehicle Delivery Driver.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically progresses to School Bus Driver.

Those that have already made the climb...
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Bus Driver salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Bus Driver, the highest Bus Driver salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Bus Driver salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Bus Driver salary is in Miami, FL, where the Bus Driver salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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