School Bus Driver salary in California

Average salary
$33,000/yr
Based on 870 income tax records
$17,500
$53,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$17,500
$53,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do School Bus Drivers make?
The average total salary for a School Bus Driver is $33,000 per year. This is based on data from 870 TurboTax users who reported their job as School Bus Driver and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. School Bus Driver salary can vary between $17,500 to $53,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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School Bus Driver salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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San Diego, CA
36 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$38K – $51K
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San Jose, CA
15 income tax records
$41,000/yr
$37K – $54K
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Sacramento, CA
18 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$31K – $40K
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Bakersfield, CA
31 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$29K – $38K
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Stockton, CA
22 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$30K – $38K
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Fresno, CA
25 income tax records
$31,500/yr
$26K – $33K
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Los Angeles, CA
23 income tax records
$31,000/yr
$27K – $40K
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Moreno Valley, CA
12 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$24K – $36K
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Lancaster, CA
10 income tax records
$30,500/yr
$25K – $35K
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Hesperia, CA
11 income tax records
$28,500/yr
$23K – $33K
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Riverside, CA
12 income tax records
$25,500/yr
$22K – $29K
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San Bernardino, CA
14 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$19K – $32K

School Bus Driver salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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San Diego Unified School District, California
30 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$39K – $51K
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Los Angeles Unified School District, California
33 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$40K – $48K
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Elk Grove Unified School District, California
12 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$35K – $44K
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Poway Unified School District, California
10 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$34K – $39K
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Riverside Unified School District, California
33 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$28K – $41K
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First Student, California
97 income tax records
$26,500/yr
$22K – $34K
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Durham D&M, California
35 income tax records
$24,000/yr
$18K – $26K
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Santa Barbara, California
17 income tax records
$23,500/yr
$21K – $29K

School Bus Driver demographics in California

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65% are single
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35% are married
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45% have kids
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35% own a home

School Bus Driver salaries by age in California

$0
$8,875
$17,750
$26,625
$35,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for School Bus Drivers in California

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The average salary for a school bus driver in California is $33,000 per year. School bus driver salaries in California can vary between $17,500 to $53,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 870 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as school bus driver.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for school bus drivers in California: San Diego Unified School District ($49,000 a year), Los Angeles Unified School District ($44,000 a year), and Elk Grove Unified School District ($40,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for school bus drivers in California: San Diego, CA ($48,000 a year), San Jose, CA ($41,000 a year), and Sacramento, CA ($36,500 a year).
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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
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.