Bus Transportation Manager Salary

The average Bus Transportation Manager in the United States earns approximately $48K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Bus Transportation Managers. While some workers in this profession — just under one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and slightly less than one-half have dental insurance. Bus Transportation Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 67 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$33,860 - $73,206
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,272
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$9.46 - $33.96
(Median)
$9
$18
$34
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,860 - $73,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,573  
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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$31,608 - $71,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.46 - $33.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,573  
   
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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$31,608 - $71,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.


Bus Transportation Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $37K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $43K. For Bus Transportation Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $59K.

Bus Transportation Manager Advice

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

Bus Transportation Manager in Washington:
"That I was not going to get the starting salary 34.48 hr."
Make sure that you understand that you will be a salary employee, you will not make over time at half time, nothing is stable, you can be move at any giving day, once your in the position it is hard to get out of current position. As a Bus Operator you are able to set your own salary by working over time and getting paid half time for it. Stay a Union Worker if you have young kids in school.

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.

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Experience Affects Bus Transportation Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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