The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver in Australia is AU$27.07.
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What Do Bus Drivers Do?
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.
Bus drivers are required to obtain a specialized license to operate a bus. They also typically are expected to complete training sessions in a classroom before acquiring their license. General health, especially vision, are essential, so bus drivers may need to periodically undergo m…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Bus Driver
The top respondents for the job title Bus Driver are from the companies Transdev, Ventura Bus and State Transit Authority. Reported salaries are highest at Transdev where the average pay is AU$28.80. State Transit Authority pays the lowest at around AU$26.33.
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
What Are Popular Skills for Bus Drivers?
Skills in Transport, Customer Service, Safety Compliance and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Driver/Core Development.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Bus Drivers?
An entry-level Bus Driver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$25.82 based on 59 salaries. An early career Bus Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.99 based on 228 salaries. A mid-career Bus Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.21 based on 135 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.09 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$28.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Bus Driver in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 5.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cairns, Queensland (9.1% less), Adelaide, South Australia (7.0% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (3.5% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 576 survey responses.