How Much do Bus Drivers Make in Florida?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bus drivers in Florida earn an average of $35,330 a year, equivalent to $16.98 an hour.

This is 23% less than bus drivers nationwide and 26% less than the typical Florida 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
Florida Bus Driver Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $26.06 $54,190
75th $19.78 $41,140
50th $15.45 $32,140
25th $13.35 $27,770
10th $11.34 $23,580
Florida Bus Drivers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Homosassa Springs $16.16 $33,610
Jacksonville $15.52 $32,270
Lakeland $15.03 $31,260
Miami $19.82 $41,220
Naples $22.78 $47,390
Orlando $14.95 $31,090
Pensacola $19.45 $40,460
Sarasota $16.81 $34,970
Tallahassee $16.62 $34,580
Tampa $16.40 $34,110
Florida Bus Driver Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $16.98 $35,330
2018 $16.02 $33,320
2017 $16.29 $33,870
2016 $16.08 $33,440
2015 $16.02 $33,320
2014 $15.69 $32,630
2013 $14.93 $31,050
2012 $14.84 $30,860
2011 $15.22 $31,650