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Best states for a Bus Driver

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Are you thinking of becoming a Bus Driver and really want to work at First Student?

Turns out, your chances are better in some states than others.

Turns out, the median salary for the highest 10% of Bus Drivers in America is $46,000.

We figured that the best places for Bus Driver jobs has three things everyone would agree on.

There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.

The bottom 10% level pay for Bus Drivers is $30,000.

The median pay hovers around $37,565.

The 10 Best States in America For Bus Drivers in 2019

  1. North Dakota
  2. Iowa
  3. Washington
  4. Alaska
  5. Illinois
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Utah
  8. Kentucky
  9. Texas
  10. Wyoming
  • (182 jobs)
  • (916 jobs)
  • (1,375 jobs)
  • (37 jobs)
  • (6,207 jobs)
  • (76 jobs)
  • (219 jobs)
  • (1,175 jobs)
  • (3,013 jobs)
  • (68 jobs)

We used our most recent data to determine the states that are best for Bus Driver positions.

In order to rank the states, we needed to figure out not just where the jobs are located, but we also needed to establish how much these jobs paid.

Check out the complete ranking and a full description of our methodology below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Bus Drivers in 2019

1. North Dakota

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
182 $42,970 $32,000 $57,000 1.17
Bus Driver Jobs in North Dakota

2. Iowa

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
916 $39,700 $29,000 $53,000 1.34
Bus Driver Jobs in Iowa

3. Washington

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,375 $44,542 $33,000 $59,000 0.88
Bus Driver Jobs in Washington

4. Alaska

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
37 $46,826 $34,000 $62,000 0.38
Bus Driver Jobs in Alaska

5. Illinois

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6,207 $37,654 $28,000 $50,000 2.4
Bus Driver Jobs in Illinois

6. Rhode Island

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
76 $42,970 $32,000 $57,000 0.4
Bus Driver Jobs in Rhode Island

7. Utah

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
219 $42,470 $31,000 $56,000 0.41
Bus Driver Jobs in Utah

8. Kentucky

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,175 $36,163 $26,000 $48,000 2.08
Bus Driver Jobs in Kentucky

9. Texas

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
3,013 $43,402 $39,000 $47,000 0.71
Bus Driver Jobs in Texas

10. Wyoming

Total Bus Driver Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
68 $38,856 $28,000 $52,000 0.73
Bus Driver Jobs in Wyoming

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Bus Driver

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Bus Driver

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