The average Bus Transportation Manager in the United States earns approximately $46K per year. The majority of Bus Transportation Managers (68 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Bus Transportation Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and slightly more than half earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,646 - $65,720
$36K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,541
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$10.21 - $35.15
$10
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $17.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,646 - $65,720  
   
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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$24,511 - $68,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $35.15  
   
Overtime
$17.65  
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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$24,511 - $68,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Bus Transportation Manager

  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.
  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.

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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $46K. Bus Transportation Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $55K.

Bus Transportation Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Bus Transportation Manager?

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.

Key Stats for Bus Transportation Manager

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Bus Transportation Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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