The average pay for an Entry-Level Bus Operator is $15.92 per hour.

$19,727 - $59,598
(Median)
$20K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,565
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$11.72 - $22.68
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$19,727 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
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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$24,288 - $54,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $22.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$17.34 - $33.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
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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$24,288 - $54,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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Bus Operator Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bus Operator in Washington:
"Mistakes Are Not Acceptable."
Do your best each day. Follow all rules and operate according to Standard Operating Procedures.

Bus Operator in Los Angeles:
"Be Aware Of How Difficult It Can Be Dealing With The Public."
Start everyday well rested with a positive attitude. The public will suck the life out of you if you let them. Answer every question as if its the first time you've heard it. Your day becomes a bit redundant after a while and you begin to realize no one listens, reads or pays attention at all.

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National Average
$36,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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