Bus Driver Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The bus driver job includes the following responsibilities: (i) drives motor bus over predetermined route to transport passengers locally or over a long-distance; (ii) keeps records of defects noticed in bus; (iii) before commencing journey, ensures that motor bus vehicle is in good running order by checking oil, fuel, water, brakes, and lights; (iv) issues tickets and collects fares; (v) starts and stops bus at recognised stops allowing passengers to board or alight; (vi) assists passengers in an emergency [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Bus Driver Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
Australia average income PPP $ 2,382 $ 2,338 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 3,851 dollars 20% 46.3
Germany average salary PPP $ 1,997 $ 2,156 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 2,340 euros 26% 38.5
Norway average income PPP $ 1,909 $ 2,633 Employees, 2005. Statistics Norway, [9]. 22,655 kroners 25% 37.5
Korea average salary PPP $ 1,845 $ 1,463 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 1,621,837 wons 8% 39.3
France median salary PPP $ 1,725 $ 1,355 Full-time employees, 2002. Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, [36]. 1,320 euros 0%
UK median salary PPP $ 1,650 $ 1,914 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 1,365 pounds 23% 39.0
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,624 $ 1,939 Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 2,073 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,074 euros 27% 39.9
Canada average income PPP $ 1,595 $ 1,594 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 2,573 dollars 25% 32.1
U.S. average salary PPP $ 1,594 $ 1,594 Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 1,898 dollars 16% 29.4
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,445 $ 1,151 Employees, 2001. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 1,553 euros 25% 40.0
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,250 $ 1,350 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,445 euros 25% 39.0
Taiwan average income PPP $ 1,067 $ 571 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 19,499 dollars 5% 43.0
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 949 $ 620 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 19,758 korunas 25% 43.3
Slovakia average income PPP $ 884 $ 455 Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 18,194 korunas 22% 34.4
Hungary average salary PPP $ 805 $ 511 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 149,464 forints 32%
Latvia average income PPP $ 790 $ 351 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 272 lats 28% 42.3
Poland average income PPP $ 762 $ 408 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 2,055 zlotys 30% 40.0
Brazil average income PPP $ 762 $ 306 Employees, Dec 2004. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 964 reals 10% 42.5
Portugal average salary PPP $ 755 $ 605 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 579 euros 13% 39.8
Singapore average salary PPP $ 659 $ 604 Employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 1,239 dollars 20%
Philippines average salary PPP $ 657 $ 146 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 8,802 pesos 10%
Mexico average income PPP $ 609 $ 389 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 4,322 pesos 2% 64.0
Russia average salary PPP $ 606 $ 242 Employees, 2004. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 7,789 roubles 13% 40.0
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 578 $ 220 Employees, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 1,014 litas 27% 39.4
Thailand average salary PPP $ 561 $ 179 Men employees, 2005. Women make 6,799 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 7,654 bahts 6% 53.0
China average salary PPP $ 520 $ 122 Bus conductor. Employees, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,083 yuans 8%
Romania average salary PPP $ 424 $ 217 Men employees, 2005. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 883 new lei 29% 38.8
Kuwait average income PPP $ 359 $ 448 Men employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 128 dinars 0% 31.0
Peru average salary PPP $ 325 $ 140 Employees, June 2002. Men only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 489 sols 11% 31.9
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
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