School or Special Client Bus Driver Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for school or special client bus drivers in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of school or special client bus drivers among Minnesota cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of School or Special Client Bus Drivers in Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,760
25th Percentile Wage
$27,480
50th Percentile Wage
$34,160
75th Percentile Wage
$39,530
90th Percentile Wage
$47,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for school or special client bus drivers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of school or special client bus drivers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,160
1.70% 7.73%
2016
$33,580
-0.12% -
2015
$33,620
3.93% -
2014
$32,300
-0.59% -
2013
$32,490
2.99% -
2012
$31,520
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of School or Special Client Bus Drivers in Minnesota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of school or special client bus drivers in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of school or special client bus drivers in state of Minnesota ranges from $19,940 to $36,010. The highest paying area for school or special client bus drivers in Minnesota is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,010. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Rochester (mean annual salary $35,010). The lowest paying area is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$36,010
Rochester
$35,010
Mankato-North Mankato
$33,540
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$32,880
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$29,760
St Cloud
$29,200
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$19,940




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