The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity in Canada is C$24.97.
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Job Description for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity
In order to qualify for a job as a transit and intercity bus driver, applicants must pass a special driving test to demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills to safely operate a transit bus, which is typically significantly larger and longer than other vehicles. In addition to being capable of driving a multi-passenger bus, drivers also must be calm, even-tempered, alert, and able to juggle multiple mental tasks at the same time without becoming flustered or emotionally agitated; this …Read more
Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity 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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Skills in Customer Service, Safety Compliance, Driver/Core Development, Transport and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity
An entry-level Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$20.65 based on 7 salaries. An early career Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$22.67 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.42 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$26.02 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$28.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 38.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (36.2% more) and Toronto, Ontario (27.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in London, Ontario (41.8% less) and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (4.5% less).
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