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School or Special Client Bus Driver Salary Information

The salary statistics of school or special client bus drivers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of school or special client bus drivers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The school or special client bus drivers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. School or Special Client Bus Driver Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$44,610
75th Percentile Wage
$36,530
50th Percentile Wage
$28,850
25th Percentile Wage
$21,600
10th Percentile Wage
$17,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for school or special client bus drivers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) school or special client bus drivers is $44,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,880. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 149% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $28,850 1.84%
2013 $28,330 0.89%
2012 $28,080 -0.11%
2011 $28,110 1.92%
2010 $27,580 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for school or special client bus drivers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.60%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.89%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 1.92% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.11%).

Table 3. Average Salary of School or Special Client Bus Drivers vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. School or Special Client Bus Driver Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of school or special client bus drivers in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for school or special client bus drivers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $33,120. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $23,180).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,120
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,590
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$30,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,250
Educational Services
$27,350
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$26,710
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,270
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,180

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of School or Special Client Bus Drivers by States

From the above tables we note that not only school or special client bus drivers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of school or special client bus drivers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,680 to $41,380. The highest paying state for school or special client bus drivers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $41,380. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,680. For more salary information of school or special client bus drivers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$41,380
District of Columbia
$40,950
North Dakota
$37,540
Nevada
$37,150
Rhode Island
$36,690
New York
$36,240
Washington
$35,520
Alaska
$35,350
Maryland
$34,900
California
$34,560
Connecticut
$33,900
Vermont
$33,840
Utah
$33,140
Wyoming
$32,890
New Jersey
$32,800
Iowa
$32,540
Maine
$32,470
Minnesota
$32,300
Delaware
$32,040
Michigan
$31,610
Colorado
$31,470
Kentucky
$31,280
Massachusetts
$30,990
Oregon
$30,810
New Hampshire
$30,010
Illinois
$29,760
Nebraska
$29,040
Wisconsin
$28,880
Ohio
$28,750
Montana
$28,700
Arizona
$27,730
Virginia
$27,550
South Dakota
$27,150
Pennsylvania
$27,110
Indiana
$26,970
Florida
$26,770
Missouri
$25,610
North Carolina
$25,070
Kansas
$24,540
West Virginia
$23,660
Texas
$23,480
Idaho
$22,950
Tennessee
$21,800
South Carolina
$21,500
Georgia
$20,050
New Mexico
$19,750
Oklahoma
$19,560
Louisiana
$19,060
Mississippi
$18,470
Arkansas
$18,440
Alabama
$17,940
Puerto Rico
$17,680