Bus Transportation Manager Salary

Bus Transportation Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48K annually. The majority of Bus Transportation Managers (68 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of Bus Transportation Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and just under a half receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,407 - $80,990
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$81K
MEDIAN: $48,036
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$9.40 - $33.24
(Median)
$9
$17
$33
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,407 - $80,990  
   
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 - $72,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.40 - $33.24  
   
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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$30,696 - $72,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Bus Transportation Managers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $36K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. 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.

Bus Transportation Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 30%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
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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
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%
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