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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 $67,990, 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 $65,500). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$67,990
1,080
2 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$65,500
3,620
3 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$65,490
3,570
4 Fairbanks, Alaska
$64,130
50
5 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$63,840
180
6 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$63,340
22,670
7 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$61,060
6,500
8 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$60,600
25,700
9 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$56,970
6,970
10 Madison, Wisconsin
$55,890
370
11 Nashua, New Hampshire
$54,850
60
12 Akron, Ohio
$54,640
300
13 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$54,550
16,530
14 Tacoma, Washington
$54,430
450
15 Camden, New Jersey
$54,260
460
16 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$54,160
130
17 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$53,550
110
18 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$53,270
270
19 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$53,160
150
20 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$53,120
290
21 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$53,050
2,020
22 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$52,940
3,330
23 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$52,890
80
24 Rochester, New York
$52,790
470
25 Bellingham, Washington
$52,520
n/a
26 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$52,380
1,320
27 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$51,890
260
28 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$51,770
2,260
29 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$51,750
200
30 New Haven, Connecticut
$51,740
330
31 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$51,490
2,220
32 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$51,480
1,530
33 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$51,140
4,710
34 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$51,050
130
35 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$51,040
1,200
36 Wilmington, New Jersey
$50,980
310
37 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$50,780
190
38 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$50,500
390
39 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$50,470
3,890
40 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$50,430
1,670
41 Springfield, Massachusetts
$50,290
530
42 Honolulu, Hawaii
$50,100
2,110
43 Iowa City, Iowa
$49,780
60
44 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$49,310
270
45 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$48,650
1,100
46 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, West Virginia
$48,500
50
47 Olympia, Washington
$47,970
210
48 Rockford, Illinois
$47,740
150
49 Urban Honolulu, USA
$47,590
1,910
50 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$47,300
250
51 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$47,050
1,650
52 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$46,830
40
53 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$46,570
140
54 Salinas, California
$46,530
200
55 Spokane, Washington
$45,980
260
56 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$45,860
100
57 Elgin, USA
$45,860
120
58 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$45,760
120
59 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$45,500
110
60 Worcester, Massachusetts
$45,380
200
61 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$44,920
160
62 Kansas City, Missouri
$44,480
700
63 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$44,430
470
64 Richmond, Virginia
$44,270
490
65 Rochester, Minnesota
$44,140
290
66 Lincoln, Nebraska
$44,060
90
67 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$43,990
500
68 Anchorage, Alaska
$43,910
240
69 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$43,800
40
70 Janesville, Wisconsin
$43,800
70
71 Binghamton, New York
$43,610
150
72 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$43,530
230
73 Charleston, West Virginia
$43,320
120
74 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$43,300
2,270
75 Salem, Oregon
$43,210
120
76 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$43,190
60
77 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$43,010
n/a
78 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$42,900
8,190
79 Memphis, Tennessee
$42,750
630
80 St Louis, Missouri
$42,670
1,770
81 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$42,500
120
82 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$42,470
4,340
83 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$42,330
2,870
84 Fresno, California
$42,240
130
85 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$42,230
2,180
86 Sheboygan, Wisconsin
$42,220
30
87 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$41,930
4,470
88 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$41,850
n/a
89 Reading, Pennsylvania
$41,600
140
90 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$41,530
1,570
91 Toledo, Ohio
$41,420
300
92 Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$41,420
30
93 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$41,240
190
94 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$41,120
9,220
95 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$41,100
380
96 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$41,030
1,420
97 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$40,770
10,270
98 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$40,630
110
99 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$40,120
310
100 Stockton, California
$40,060
270
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