How Much do Bus Drivers Make in Missouri?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bus drivers in Missouri earn an average of $39,160 a year, equivalent to $18.83 an hour.

This is 15% less than bus drivers nationwide and 18% less than the typical Missouri 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
Missouri Bus Driver Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $28.05 $58,350
75th $23.33 $48,520
50th $18.42 $38,320
25th $14.02 $29,160
10th $11.22 $23,330
Missouri Bus Drivers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Kansas City $19.86 $41,300
St. Louis $16.93 $35,210
Missouri Bus Driver Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $18.83 $39,160
2018 $17.85 $37,130
2017 $18.24 $37,940
2016 $16.42 $34,160
2015 $16.36 $34,030
2014 $14.94 $31,070
2013 $15.80 $32,860
2012 $15.01 $31,220
2011 $16.06 $33,410