Bus Driver Salary in the United States

How much does a Bus Driver make in the United States? The average Bus Driver salary in the United States is $21,367 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $18,494 and $25,516. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Bus Driver provides transportation to passengers between regions or within metropolitan areas. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Being a Bus Driver must be licensed to operate a bus. Licensing requirements depend on the state. Additionally, Bus Driver must have a "satisfactory" driving record. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.3%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 10.7%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.7%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.0%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.9%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.0%