The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver in Chicago, Illinois is $17.38.
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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. 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.
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Driver/Core Development, Customer Service and Safety Compliance.
Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver
An early career Bus Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.19 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Bus Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.26 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Bus Driver in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 3.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (24.8% less), Las Vegas, Nevada (13.5% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10.2% less).
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