How much does a School Bus Driver make in the United States? The average School Bus Driver salary in the United States is $37,853 as of October 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $30,564 and $46,133. 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. 

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School Bus Driver Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile School Bus Driver Salary $23,927 US October 25, 2023
25th Percentile School Bus Driver Salary $30,564 US October 25, 2023
50th Percentile School Bus Driver Salary $37,853 US October 25, 2023
75th Percentile School Bus Driver Salary $46,133 US October 25, 2023
90th Percentile School Bus Driver Salary $53,671 US October 25, 2023
25% $30,564 10% $23,927 90% $53,671 75% $46,133 $37,853 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for School Bus Driver

School Bus Driver drives a bus intended for school activities. Transports students to and from school and designated locations. Being a School Bus Driver may require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. Additionally, School Bus Driver requires a valid driver's license. The School Bus Driver possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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