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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$24,830|
|25th Percentile Wage||$30,890|
|50th Percentile Wage||$40,780|
|75th Percentile Wage||$53,570|
|90th Percentile Wage||$67,860|
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 $67,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,830. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 173% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of transit and intercity bus drivers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of transit and intercity bus drivers in 14 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 $49,150. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $20,280).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|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 $19,470 to $65,250. The highest paying state for transit and intercity bus drivers is New York with a median annual salary of $65,250. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $19,470. 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 Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |