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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,790
25th Percentile Wage
$23,780
50th Percentile Wage
$31,060
75th Percentile Wage
$38,950
90th Percentile Wage
$47,860

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 $47,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,790. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 154% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$31,060
2.93% 9.59%
2016
$30,150
2.19% -
2015
$29,490
2.17% -
2014
$28,850
1.80% -
2013
$28,330
0.88% -
2012
$28,080
- -

Table 2. School or Special Client Bus Driver Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of school or special client bus drivers in 12 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 school or special client bus drivers occupations is the retail trade sector with an annual salary $48,710. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $25,470).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Retail Trade
$48,710
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,620
Federal, State, and Local Government
$33,610
Transportation and Warehousing
$32,220
Educational Services
$30,370
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$29,650
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$29,370
Wholesale Trade
$29,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$27,760
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,650
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,470

Table 3. 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 $17,860 to $48,610. The highest paying state for school or special client bus drivers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $48,610. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,860. 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
District of Columbia
$48,610
Rhode Island
$39,700
New York
$39,580
Washington
$39,470
Alaska
$38,860
Hawaii
$38,740
Utah
$37,080
Nevada
$36,640
Wyoming
$36,240
Maryland
$35,850
California
$35,830
Massachusetts
$35,640
Vermont
$35,560
Connecticut
$35,530
Iowa
$35,190
New Jersey
$34,510
Minnesota
$34,160
Delaware
$34,140
Colorado
$34,060
Nebraska
$33,840
Maine
$33,540
Kentucky
$33,490
Illinois
$33,390
Michigan
$33,290
Oregon
$32,740
Wisconsin
$32,690
New Hampshire
$32,170
North Dakota
$32,170
Ohio
$32,110
Montana
$30,560
Guam
$30,190
Virginia
$29,440
Missouri
$29,310
South Dakota
$29,120
Texas
$28,880
Kansas
$28,730
Arizona
$28,320
Florida
$28,250
Idaho
$28,140
Pennsylvania
$27,720
North Carolina
$26,880
Tennessee
$26,200
Virgin Islands
$25,760
West Virginia
$24,800
Indiana
$24,020
New Mexico
$23,780
Georgia
$22,330
South Carolina
$21,720
Oklahoma
$21,180
Louisiana
$19,780
Arkansas
$19,140
Mississippi
$18,830
Alabama
$18,010
Puerto Rico
$17,860



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