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Bus Driver Wages

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 23rd September 2019.

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To ask the Mayor, what is the average wage of a London bus driver?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As bus drivers are employed by bus operators and each company will deploy its staff slightly differently across its portfolio of routes, Transport for London is not able to calculate an average wage. As part of my commitment to ensure drivers are paid fairly, I introduced a professional bus driver minimum wage of £23,000 in London in 2016 and this has risen with the Retail Price Index to £24,711 from April of this year.