A Bus Operator earns an average wage of $17.62 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Safety Compliance, Customer Service, and Driver/Core Development.
Bus Operator Total Pay (?
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$22,300 - $64,261
(Median)
22K
31K
42K
60K
MEDIAN: $42,002
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75%
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Bus Operator Total Pay (?
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$11.38 - $28.13
(Median)
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18
22
28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,300 - $64,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
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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$24,594 - $64,127  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.38 - $28.13  
   
Overtime
$9.55 - $39.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
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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$24,594 - $64,127  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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Job Description for Bus Operator
  • 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 passengers over specified routes according to specified time schedules.
  • Read time schedules, street signs, traffic signs, head signs, bus passes and instructions.
Pay by Experience Level for Bus Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 56%
Chicago
up arrow 20%
National Average
$40,000
Atlanta
up arrow 1%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
Washington
up arrow 6%
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Experience Affects Bus Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Bus Operator Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 35%
Customer Service
up arrow 27%
Driver/Core Development
up arrow 17%
National Average
$40,000
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 54 votes.
Gender
Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 14%
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