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Bus Transportation Manager Salary

Bus Transportation Managers in the United States take home an average $49K per year. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and slightly less than one-half have dental insurance. The majority of Bus Transportation Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$33,763 - $80,725
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MEDIAN: $49,413
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$9.10 - $33.71
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,763 - $80,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,456  
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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$30,919 - $81,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $33.71  
   
Overtime
$16.63 - $27.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,456  
   
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).
)
$30,919 - $81,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
United States (change)

Job Description for Bus Transportation Manager

  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.
  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bus Transportation Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Bus Transportation Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Bus Transportation Manager in Minneapolis:
"Loving My Job."
Try to connect deeply with the people you report to. That relationship is very important and helpful.

Experience Affects Bus Transportation Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%