Average Salary for Metro Employees

Compensation for Metro employees tends to be around $49K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for Metro workers, followed by how long you've been working. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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Metro typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Metro
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Bus Operator (3)
$26,443 - $78,011  
[-]Bus Operator (3)
Total Pay$26,443 - $78,011  
[+]Operations Manager (2)
$40,117 - $109,338  
[+]Operations Manager (2)
Salary$41,274 - $102,439  
Total Pay$40,117 - $109,338  
[+]Bus Driver (2)
$18,432 - $39,168  
[+]Bus Driver (2)
Total Pay$18,432 - $39,168  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (2)
$19,823 - $42,183  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (2)
Total Pay$19,823 - $42,183  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
United States (change)

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $40K. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of around $48K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Metro employees (38 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $63K per year.


Median pay is highest in Portland (approximately $100K annually), followed by Los Angeles ($65K), Houston ($55K), and St. Louis (around $50K). Nashville ranks low on the pay scale — at about $35K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Ohio; salaries there average to $72K per year.


The highest paychecks go to Operations Managers, who earn $62K.

Certifications and Degrees

Regarding salaries and education, Metro pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration the most — approximately $97K.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Strategic Planning; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $129K. Operations Management is a popular skill among Metro workers, with just under a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Customer Service, Customer Relations, and Leadership round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a third of workers receiving paid vacation and one-half of workers receiving paid sick days. With an eye toward the future, Metro offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most workers receive health insurance, and a fair portion of workers get dental coverage. Metro folks also make good use of life insurance, a company cell phone, and gym membership.

Key Stats for Metro


56 %
44 %
$29,361 - $76,646
$35,007 - $63,871
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

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