Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salary (United States)

A Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity earns an average wage of $13.13 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Total Pay (?
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$23,439 - $66,445
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,894
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Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Total Pay (?
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$9.72 - $22.45
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,439 - $66,445  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
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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$20,634 - $53,858  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 566
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $22.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $14.68  
Overtime
$12.47 - $34.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
   
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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$20,634 - $53,858  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 566
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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
  • 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.
  • Drive the bus and various┬ápassengers over specified routes according to specified time schedules.
  • Read time schedules, street signs, traffic signs, head signs, bus passes and instructions.

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Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Dallas
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National Average
$31,000
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Experience Affects Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salaries

National Average
$31,000
Safety Compliance
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Customer Service
up arrow 3%
Driver/Core Development
up arrow 19%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 29%
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