The salary statistics of transit and intercity bus drivers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of transit and intercity bus drivers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The transit and intercity 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for transit and intercity bus drivers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) transit and intercity bus drivers is $64,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,840. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 169% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of transit and intercity bus drivers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of transit and intercity 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 transit and intercity bus drivers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $47,510. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $20,280).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only transit and intercity 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 transit and intercity bus drivers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,000 to $56,980. The highest paying state for transit and intercity bus drivers is New York with a median annual salary of $56,980. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $19,000. For more salary information of transit and intercity bus drivers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|South Dakota|| |