Bus Driver Salary
|Salary||$14,198 - $54,919|
|Bonus||$7.50 - $4,000|
|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).)
|$21,036 - $47,499|
|Hourly Rate||$10.37 - $20.92|
|Hourly Tips||$0.39 - $7.66|
|Overtime||$13.24 - $33.98|
|Bonus||$7.50 - $4,000|
|Total Pay (||$21,036 - $47,499|
Job Description for Bus Driver
Bus drivers operate buses, transporting passengers from one place to another. There are many different types of bus drivers, from public transit to school buses; depending on their job, a driver's duties may vary.Read More...
Bus drivers are required to obtain a specialized license to operate a bus. They also typically are expected to complete training sessions in a classroom before acquiring their license. General health, especially vision, are essential, so bus drivers may need to periodically undergo medical examinations. In many organizations, especially for school bus drivers, they may also need to submit a clean background check and drug test before they are hired.
The duties of a bus driver vary based on what type of bus they are driving. School bus drivers may have a morning and afternoon shift in which they cover a designated route to pick up children for school. These bus drivers may also perform field trip duties, picking up a class of students and driving them to and from a field trip location.
Public transit bus drivers also have a designated route, but it typically is much larger. There are many stops on a bus driver’s route, and they must look out for passengers waiting at bus stops. They are required to collect tickets from passengers and answer questions about the bus route.
Bus Driver Tasks
- Operate the bus skillfully and safely, answer questions regarding service, routes and fares.
- Drive the bus and variousÂ 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.
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Pay by Experience for a Bus Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Bus Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,015 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bus Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 574 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 513 salaries. A Bus Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 214 salaries.
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