Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salary

Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers in the United States can expect wages of $14.50 per hour on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. Most Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men working as Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$20,565 - $75,000
$21K
$41K
$75K
MEDIAN: $41,154
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50%
90%

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$10.13 - $23.80
$10
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.63
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$0$75K
Salary $20,565 - $75,000
Bonus $0.00 - $618
Profit Sharing $3,200
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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$21,445 - $56,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.13 - $23.80
Hourly Tips $0.48 - $5.19
Overtime $13.33 - $39.39
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $0.00 - $618
Profit Sharing $3,200
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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$21,445 - $56,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 399

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 ensures that drivers will be able to operate the bus, handle the entering and exiting of many passengers, and cope with the demands of traffic and infrastructure issues.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity


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Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Transportation Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $49K per year.

Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity


Transdev offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $45K.

With a median employee salary of $26K, MV Transportation, Inc. pays significantly less than its competitors (75 percent less than the top paying company).

Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity

Pay by Experience for a Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity has a positive trend. An entry-level Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 192 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 109 salaries. A Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 52 salaries.

Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity?

Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity in Chicago:
"The job is ok. But it has it's ups and downs."
Pros: Providing a service for the public.
Cons: Dealing with the homeless, and disruptive individuals.

Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity in Muskogee:
"Driver."
Pros: Meeting people from all walks of life.
Cons: A lot of hours of driving. Working six days a week.

Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity in Atlanta:
"I transport BMW employees to and from an off site parking de."
Pros: I love the hours I work, I am a people person so I also get to interact with employees, I love also getting to encourage them on days they are having a bad day...
Cons: I don't like the pay but it is my main source of income right now so it's paying the bills.

Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity in Garfield:
"Coachusa review."
Pros: A lot of overtime, steady work.
Cons: Pay sucks. Benefits suck. There is a negative environment.

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Key Stats for Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$32,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity Salaries

CDL
▲40%



National Average
$32,000

Driver/Core Development
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 36%