How Much do Bus Drivers Make in Colorado?

Do bus drivers in Colorado make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Colorado bus drivers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bus drivers in Colorado earn an average of $39,970 a year, equivalent to $19.22 an hour.

This is 13% less than bus drivers nationwide and 31% less than the typical Colorado worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
  • This does not include school bus drivers who are a separate category
Colorado Bus Driver Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $24.19 $50,310
75th $22.09 $45,950
50th $19.05 $39,630
25th $16.85 $35,050
10th $15.33 $31,880
Colorado Bus Drivers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Boulder $20.36 $42,360
Colorado Springs $16.89 $35,120
Denver $19.30 $40,140
Fort Collins $19.59 $40,750
Colorado Bus Driver Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $19.22 $39,970
2018 $18.54 $38,570
2017 $18.69 $38,860
2016 $17.52 $36,430
2015 $16.71 $34,760
2014 $16.29 $33,880
2013 $15.95 $33,180
2012 $15.47 $32,180
2011 $14.64 $30,460