How Much do Bus Drivers Make in New Mexico?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bus drivers in New Mexico earn an average of $31,050 a year, equivalent to $14.93 an hour.

This is 32% less than bus drivers nationwide and 34% less than the typical New Mexico 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
New Mexico Bus Driver Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $19.15 $39,830
75th $16.48 $34,270
50th $14.36 $29,870
25th $13.07 $27,180
10th $12.31 $25,610
New Mexico Bus Drivers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albuquerque $14.91 $31,020
New Mexico Bus Driver Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $14.93 $31,050
2018 $14.30 $29,730
2017 $14.38 $29,900
2016 $13.90 $28,920
2015 $13.63 $28,350
2014 $14.65 $30,470
2013 $14.33 $29,810
2012 $14.49 $30,140
2011 $13.81 $28,720