Bus Drivers, School


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Bus Drivers, School

Bus Drivers, School - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by school district, bus size, and the driver's level of experience.

In most occupations, only workers who work full time receive benefits. This is not true for school bus drivers. Most school bus drivers work part time, but almost all of them receive benefits. Most receive sick leave and health insurance. Some employers also provide a retirement plan. However, school bus drivers usually do not receive vacation pay, because they do not work when schools are closed.

Passenger vehicle drivers, except bus drivers, transit and intercity (SOC 53-3058)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $13.41 $17.52 $22.12
Yearly $27,902 $36,450 $46,019
    Champaign Area Hourly $11.26 $17.35 $21.39
Yearly $23,421 $36,085 $44,484
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $11.65 $15.63 $20.51
Yearly $24,238 $32,501 $42,661
    Cook County Hourly $13.23 $17.09 $22.08
Yearly $27,510 $35,540 $45,931
    Decatur Area Hourly $12.81 $17.75 $20.45
Yearly $26,641 $36,920 $42,535
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $15.94 $18.38 $23.27
Yearly $33,163 $38,227 $48,406
    Du Page County Hourly $13.79 $19.66 $23.59
Yearly $28,680 $40,892 $49,073
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $14.06 $17.15 $19.35
Yearly $29,248 $35,667 $40,249
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $10.59 $13.87 $19.69
Yearly $22,017 $28,850 $40,963
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $10.25 $14.50 $20.60
Yearly $21,328 $30,163 $42,858
    Lake County Hourly $15.10 $19.78 $23.95
Yearly $31,405 $41,147 $49,817
    McHenry County Hourly $16.38 $19.83 $23.24
Yearly $34,066 $41,242 $48,337
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $14.32 $19.23 $26.06
Yearly $29,785 $40,007 $54,210
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $14.11 $17.28 $20.57
Yearly $29,344 $35,945 $42,789
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $13.17 $16.49 $21.13
Yearly $27,399 $34,291 $43,947
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $10.42 $16.75 $25.26
Yearly $21,681 $34,835 $52,546
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $9.61 $17.49 $21.57
Yearly $19,997 $36,380 $44,857
    Rockford Area Hourly $12.73 $16.00 $20.95
Yearly $26,475 $33,281 $43,586
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $9.71 $11.40 $15.35
Yearly $20,200 $23,709 $31,928
    Springfield Area Hourly $10.04 $17.32 $21.31
Yearly $20,876 $36,021 $44,319
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $12.97 $18.09 $22.41
Yearly $26,973 $37,623 $46,620
    Vermilion County Hourly $13.34 $16.78 $22.74
Yearly $27,738 $34,899 $47,310
    Will County Hourly $13.79 $17.86 $20.19
Yearly $28,681 $37,147 $41,991
United States Hourly $12.23 $15.54 $19.74
Yearly $25,440 $32,320 $41,060

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.