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Highest Paying Cities for Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers

The top 100 highest paying cities for transit and intercity bus drivers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of transit and intercity bus drivers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $64,490, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California is the highest paying city for transit and intercity bus drivers. It is followed by Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (average annual salary $63,080). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of transit and intercity bus drivers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$64,490
1,170
2 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$63,080
4,150
3 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$63,060
4,110
4 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$59,250
6,370
5 Anchorage, Alaska
$56,190
140
6 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$55,520
19,140
7 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$55,180
6,880
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$55,120
4,390
9 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$54,750
1,770
10 Akron, Ohio
$54,610
280
11 Olympia, Washington
$54,590
240
12 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$54,550
16,530
13 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$54,440
130
14 Madison, Wisconsin
$53,760
240
15 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$53,350
300
16 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$52,710
970
17 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$52,460
2,040
18 Iowa City, Iowa
$52,430
60
19 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$51,890
260
20 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$51,740
80
21 New Haven, Connecticut
$51,740
330
22 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$51,600
1,570
23 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$51,480
1,530
24 Rochester, New York
$51,350
440
25 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$51,250
1,630
26 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$51,050
110
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$50,790
3,590
28 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$50,780
190
29 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$50,180
210
30 Honolulu, Hawaii
$50,100
2,110
31 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$49,680
4,040
32 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$49,310
270
33 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$48,650
1,080
34 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$48,340
1,520
35 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$46,560
1,780
36 Salinas, California
$46,530
200
37 Spokane, Washington
$45,980
260
38 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$45,920
110
39 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$45,800
140
40 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$45,390
40
41 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$44,430
470
42 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$44,100
60
43 Janesville, Wisconsin
$43,800
70
44 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$43,440
1,080
45 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$43,400
860
46 Salem, Oregon
$43,210
120
47 Rockford, Illinois
$43,180
90
48 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$43,010
n/a
49 Springfield, Massachusetts
$42,910
350
50 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$42,780
1,470
51 Richmond, Virginia
$42,740
410
52 Memphis, Tennessee
$42,690
470
53 Rochester, Minnesota
$42,280
150
54 Fresno, California
$42,240
130
55 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$42,150
280
56 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$42,020
1,460
57 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$41,940
550
58 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$41,880
630
59 Toledo, Ohio
$41,640
290
60 St Louis, Missouri
$41,580
2,030
61 Reading, Pennsylvania
$41,540
120
62 Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$41,420
30
63 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$41,080
2,660
64 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$40,960
2,650
65 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$40,770
10,270
66 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$40,480
540
67 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$40,250
310
68 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$40,120
1,560
69 Camden, New Jersey
$40,110
580
70 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$40,100
170
71 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$39,970
7,670
72 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$39,750
2,990
73 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$39,390
380
74 Tucson, Arizona
$39,350
770
75 Dothan, Alabama
$39,260
60
76 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$39,150
1,170
77 Wilmington, New Jersey
$38,950
380
78 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$38,880
4,430
79 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$38,850
680
80 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$38,800
400
81 Columbus, Ohio
$38,740
740
82 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$38,730
4,530
83 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$38,380
60
84 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$38,210
420
85 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$38,160
860
86 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$38,070
1,390
87 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$38,010
1,350
88 Salt Lake City, Utah
$37,990
370
89 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$37,900
790
90 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$37,820
2,770
91 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$37,330
330
92 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$37,300
170
93 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$37,280
80
94 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$37,200
650
95 Ocean City, New Jersey
$37,130
70
96 Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$37,120
70
97 Yakima, Washington
$37,040
110
98 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$37,010
150
99 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$36,620
290
100 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$36,580
420
See also: Highest paying industries for transit and intercity bus drivers.