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Bus Transportation Manager Salary

The average Bus Transportation Manager in the United States earns approximately $49K annually. Most Bus Transportation Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — around one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than one-half. Bus Transportation Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,500 - $80,370
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $48,505
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50%
90%

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$9.27 - $33.48
(Median)
$9
$16
$33
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,500 - $80,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,723  
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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$30,696 - $72,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $33.48  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $26.79  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,723  
   
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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$30,696 - $72,154  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $36K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $43K. For Bus Transportation Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Bus Transportation Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $58K.

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Experience Affects Bus Transportation Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 27%
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