Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salary

Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers in the United States take home an average $14.53 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. Job satisfaction for Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers is high. Men make up a slight majority of Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,468 - $65,231
$20K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $40,946
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50%
90%

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$10.01 - $23.10
$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $14.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,468 - $65,231  
   
Bonus
$15.21 - $1,381  
Total Pay (?
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$21,052 - $53,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $23.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34 - $3.52  
Overtime
$14.59 - $38.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$15.21 - $1,381  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,052 - $53,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 355

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Job Description for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity

In order to qualify for a job as a transit and intercity bus driver, applicants must pass a special driving test to demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills to safely operate a transit bus, which is typically significantly larger and longer than other vehicles. In addition to being capable of driving a multi-passenger bus, drivers also must be calm, even-tempered, alert, and able to juggle multiple mental tasks at the same time without becoming flustered or emotionally agitated; this ensures that drivers will be able to operate the bus, handle the entering and exiting of many passengers, and cope with the demands of traffic and infrastructure issues.

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Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Tasks

  • Drive the bus and various passengers over specified routes according to specified time schedules.
  • Read time schedules, street signs, traffic signs, head signs, bus passes and instructions.
  • Maintain good relations with general public, announce stops, direct and control passengers.
  • Operate the bus skillfully and safely, answer questions regarding service, routes and fares.

Common Career Paths for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity


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Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers often transition into Transportation Supervisor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Transportation Supervisors earn $49K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Transdev offers the most; Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers earn $45K on average there.

MV Transportation, Inc. lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary 75 percent lower than the top payer ($26K).

Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity

Pay by Experience for a Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity has a positive trend. An entry-level Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 192 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 109 salaries. A Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 52 salaries.

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Key Stats for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salaries

▲25%

▲15%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$32,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salaries

CDL
▲42%



National Average
$32,000

Driver/Core Development
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 37%
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