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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,470
25th Percentile Wage
$22,910
50th Percentile Wage
$30,150
75th Percentile Wage
$37,940
90th Percentile Wage
$46,390

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 $46,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,470. 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 151% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of school or special client bus drivers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,1502.19%6.87%
201529,4902.17%-
201428,8501.80%-
201328,3300.88%-
201228,080--

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

The average salaries of school or special client bus drivers in 11 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 $57,190. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $24,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Retail Trade
$57,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,910
Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,830
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,550
Transportation and Warehousing
$31,260
Educational Services
$29,530
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$28,000
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,300
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,710
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,540

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 $17,790 to $40,380. The highest paying state for school or special client bus drivers is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $40,380. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,790. 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
North Dakota
$40,380
District of Columbia
$40,270
Hawaii
$39,440
Nevada
$38,500
Alaska
$38,310
Washington
$38,100
New York
$37,430
Rhode Island
$37,030
Maryland
$35,420
Nebraska
$35,070
Utah
$35,040
Connecticut
$34,990
Wyoming
$34,640
California
$34,480
New Jersey
$34,100
Minnesota
$33,580
Maine
$33,400
Colorado
$33,200
Vermont
$33,050
Iowa
$32,780
Kentucky
$32,670
Michigan
$32,650
Ohio
$32,490
Oregon
$32,270
Illinois
$32,000
Delaware
$31,770
Massachusetts
$31,680
Wisconsin
$31,650
Montana
$30,930
New Hampshire
$30,870
Virginia
$29,110
South Dakota
$28,670
Arizona
$28,480
Virgin Islands
$28,000
Texas
$27,820
Pennsylvania
$27,700
Georgia
$27,620
Florida
$27,560
Missouri
$27,090
Kansas
$27,060
Idaho
$27,050
North Carolina
$26,370
Tennessee
$25,540
West Virginia
$24,280
Indiana
$23,320
South Carolina
$22,400
New Mexico
$21,570
Oklahoma
$19,820
Louisiana
$19,010
Mississippi
$18,950
Arkansas
$18,610
Alabama
$18,110
Puerto Rico
$17,790


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