Bus Driver salary in Chicago Metro Area, IL

Average salary
Based on 821 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Bus Drivers make?
The average total salary for a Bus Driver is $37,000 per year. This is based on data from 821 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Bus Driver and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Bus Driver salary can vary between $17,500 to $75,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Bus Driver salary by company

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Salary range**
Pace Suburban Bus Service, Lake County, IL
71 income tax records
$35K – $59K
Chicago Transit Authority, Cook County, IL
288 income tax records
$21K – $79K
Illinois School District U46, Kane County, IL
12 income tax records
$19K – $41K
First Student, Cook County, IL
22 income tax records
$16K – $40K

Bus Driver demographics in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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75% are single
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25% are married
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46% have kids
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37% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Bus Drivers in Chicago Metro Area, IL

821 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a bus driver in Chicago Metro Area, IL is $37,000 per year. Bus driver salaries in Chicago Metro Area, IL can vary between $17,500 to $75,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 821 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as bus driver.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for bus drivers near Chicago Metro Area, IL: Pace Suburban Bus Service ($50,500 a year), Chicago Transit Authority ($49,500 a year), and Illinois School District U46 ($30,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for bus drivers near Chicago Metro Area, IL: Madison, WI ($54,000 a year), Chicago Heights, IL ($48,000 a year), and Riverdale, IL ($47,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.