How Much do Bus Drivers Make in Nebraska?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bus drivers in Nebraska earn an average of $38,600 a year, equivalent to $18.56 an hour.

This is 16% less than bus drivers nationwide and 20% less than the typical Nebraska 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
Nebraska Bus Driver Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $28.14 $58,530
75th $23.16 $48,180
50th $17.84 $37,100
25th $13.55 $28,180
10th $11.41 $23,720
Nebraska Bus Drivers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Lincoln $17.23 $35,830
Omaha $21.59 $44,900
Nebraska Bus Driver Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $18.56 $38,600
2018 $19.21 $39,960
2017 $20.10 $41,820
2016 $19.05 $39,620
2015 $17.57 $36,550
2014 $14.99 $31,190
2013 $15.18 $31,580
2012 $15.67 $32,590
2011 $12.67 $26,360