Bus Transportation Manager Salary

An average Bus Transportation Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K annually. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and just under one-half have dental coverage, approximately one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Bus Transportation Managers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Bus Transportation Managers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,357 - $81,293
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$81K
MEDIAN: $47,785
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$9.27 - $33.48
(Median)
$9
$17
$33
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,357 - $81,293  
   
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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$31,128 - $72,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.27 - $33.48  
   
Overtime
$21.87 - $27.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$31,128 - $72,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


For many Bus Transportation Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $36K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $42K on average. Bus Transportation Managers see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $58K.

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Experience Affects Bus Transportation Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 27%
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