AU$55,486
Avg. Salary
AU$25.56
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Bus Driver is AU$25.56 per hour.

The average pay for a Bus Driver is AU$55,486 per year.

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AU$20.73
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AU$25.56
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AU$31.62
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MEDIAN AU$25.56
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AU$36k
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AU$55k
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AU$80k
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MEDIAN AU$55,486
AU$36,143 - AU$79,701
AU$36K
AU$55K
AU$80K
MEDIAN: AU$55,486
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AU$20.73 - AU$31.62
AU$21
AU$26
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$25.56
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AU$0AU$79K
Salary AU$36,143 - AU$79,701
Bonus AU$99.67 - AU$10,169
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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AU$42,779 - AU$71,587
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data AU$0AU$54
Hourly Rate AU$20.73 - AU$31.62
Hourly Tips AU$0.26
Overtime AU$23.27 - AU$54.21
Annual Data AU$0AU$71K
Bonus AU$99.67 - AU$10,169
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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AU$42,779 - AU$71,587
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 510

Job Description for Bus Driver

Bus drivers operate buses, transporting passengers from one place to another. There are many different types of bus drivers, from public transit to school buses; depending on their job, a driver's duties may vary.

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Bus Driver Tasks
  • Drive the bus and various passengers over specified routes according to specified time schedules.
  • Operate the bus skillfully and safely, answer questions regarding service, routes, and fares.
  • Read time schedules, street signs, traffic signs, head signs, bus passes and instructions.
  • Maintain good relations with general public, announce stops, direct and control passengers.

Bus Driver Pay By Employer

$0$52K

$28,897

$32,685

$31,433

First Group
21 profiles
$32,001

$27,079

$29,121

Transdev
16 profiles
$29,624

$42,416

$36,761

$30,607

Bus Driver Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver

Pay by Experience for a Bus Driver has a positive trend. An entry-level Bus Driver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 438 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bus Driver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 208 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 151 salaries. A Bus Driver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

31%

14%

10%

-2%

-4%

-5%

-6%

-9%

-9%

-9%

National Average: AU$53,829

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Bus Driver Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Bus Driver?

Bus Driver in Perth:
"High stress leve."
The advice that I have for a new bus driver is after a few years quit.

Bus Driver in Perth:
"Alertness neatly dressed on time."
Be aware alertness active.

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Key Stats for Bus Driver

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Bus Driver Salaries

▲2%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼1%

▼2%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Bus Driver Salaries


National Average
AU$54,000



▼2%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 88%