Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salary
|Salary||$20,521 - $64,359|
|Bonus||$0.14 - $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).)
|$21,256 - $52,910|
|Hourly Rate||$10.07 - $22.97|
|Hourly Tips||$0.34 - $3.55|
|Overtime||$14.82 - $35.86|
|Bonus||$0.14 - $1,381|
|Total Pay (||$21,256 - $52,910|
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.Read More...
Transit and intercity bus drivers are usually required to have a high school diploma and a valid driver's license in addition to successful completion of a commercial driving course and driving experience. It is also standard for drivers to undergo on-the-job training and safety education on a regular basis. Bus drivers typically work an eight-hour shift, though in major cities where there are multiple routes, shift lengths and times may vary considerably. Drivers spend most of their day working on their own on the bus, though there is a high level of personal interaction with passengers boarding and leaving the bus.
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
Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Transportation Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $48K per year.
Popular Employer Salaries for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity
Those at Transdev can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $45K.
The smallest paychecks in the field are found at MV Transportation, Inc., where the median salary is a mere $26K, 72 percent less than the top paying company.
Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $29K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $37K in this role. Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $40K on average.
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