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Bus Transportation Manager Salary

For Bus Transportation Managers, annual average wages total $49K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — nearly 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. Male Bus Transportation Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$33,544 - $81,026
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $48,746
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$9.27 - $33.48
(Median)
$9
$16
$33
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,544 - $81,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,698  
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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$30,763 - $76,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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 - $6,698  
   
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).
)
$30,763 - $76,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $43K. Bus Transportation Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. 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 $58K.

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Experience Affects Bus Transportation Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

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
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

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