A Bus Driver in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$24.17 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$38,336 - AU$77,568
AU$38K
AU$50K
AU$78K
MEDIAN: AU$49,564
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50%
90%
AU$19.67 - AU$28.97
AU$20
AU$24
AU$29
MEDIAN: AU$24.18
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$77K
Salary AU$38,336 - AU$77,568
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$40,380 - AU$65,889
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
Hourly Data AU$0AU$126
Hourly Rate AU$19.67 - AU$28.97
Overtime AU$12.50 - AU$126
Annual Data AU$0AU$65K
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$40,380 - AU$65,889
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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.

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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 67 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$52,000 based on 25 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$48,000 based on 17 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$53,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Bus Driver

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Bus Driver Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$51,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 76%