The average Bus Transportation Manager in the United States earns approximately $46K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Bus Transportation Managers is high. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Bus Transportation Managers are male. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,899 - $69,590
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,041
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$10.14 - $34.01
(Median)
$10
$18
$34
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,899 - $69,590  
   
Bonus
$500  
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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$31,506 - $69,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $34.01  
   
Overtime
$23.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$31,506 - $69,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $39K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $45K on average. Bus Transportation Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $56K.

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 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
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National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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