How much does a Bus Driver make in the United States? The average Bus Driver salary in the United States is $44,841 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $38,949 and $50,757. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Bus Driver Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $33,585 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $38,949 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $44,841 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $50,757 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Bus Driver Salary $56,144 US January 26, 2024
25% $38,949 10% $33,585 90% $56,144 75% $50,757 $44,841 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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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.


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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Customer Service 19.18%
IDEA 1.69%
Life insurance 3.78%
Others 75.35%

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 View full job description

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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.

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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 2.9% 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
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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