The salary statistics of bus drivers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of bus drivers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of bus drivers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The bus drivers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$19,470|
|25th Percentile Wage||$25,490|
|50th Percentile Wage||$33,010|
|75th Percentile Wage||$42,330|
|90th Percentile Wage||$52,860|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for bus drivers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) bus drivers is $52,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,470. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 171% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of bus drivers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of bus drivers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for bus drivers occupations is the construction sector with an annual salary $55,500. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $21,980).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |