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2021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Salary Guide

Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Salary 2021

Salary

$45.9K

Growth

9%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $28,330 $35,160 $45,900 $60,630 $72,750
Hourly Wage $13.62 $16.90 $22.07 $29.15 $34.98

How Much Do Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$28,330
$35,160
$45,900
$60,630
$72,750
Hourly Wage
$13.62
$16.90
$22.07
$29.15
$34.98

What Do Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Do?

Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

Also known as:

Bus Driver, Bus Operator, Charter Bus Driver, Coach Operator, Motor Coach Driver, Motor Coach Operator, Transit Bus Driver, Transit Coach Operator, Transit Driver, Transit Operator

  • Drive passenger vehicles.
  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids.
  • Drive passenger vehicles.
  • Provide customers with general information or assistance.
  • Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
  • Assist passengers during vehicle boarding.
  • Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
  • Collect fares or payment from customers.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
  • Assist others during emergencies.
  • Provide transportation information to passengers or customers.
  • Read maps to determine routes.
  • Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety.
  • Record sales or transactions data.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 223,400 244,200 9% 28,900

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
223,400
244,200
9%
28,900

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Schooling & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No work experience
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor Tifton, GA Less than one year: 9
Academy of Careers and Technology Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor Beckley, WV Less than one year: 13
Advanced Career Institute Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor Visalia, CA Less than one year: 668
Advanced Technology Institute Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor Virginia Beach, VA Less than one year: 115
Albany Technical College Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor Albany, GA Less than one year: 83
Alexandria Technical & Community College Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor Alexandria, MN Less than one year: 17
All-State Career School Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor Essington, PA Less than one year: 246
All-State Career School-Pittsburgh Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor West Mifflin, PA Less than one year: 127
All-State Career-Baltimore Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor Baltimore, MD Less than one year: 283
Amarillo College Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor Amarillo, TX Less than one year: 78

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Tifton, GA
Less than one year: 9
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Beckley, WV
Less than one year: 13
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Visalia, CA
Less than one year: 668
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Virginia Beach, VA
Less than one year: 115
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Albany, GA
Less than one year: 83
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Alexandria, MN
Less than one year: 17
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Essington, PA
Less than one year: 246
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
West Mifflin, PA
Less than one year: 127
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Baltimore, MD
Less than one year: 283
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Amarillo, TX
Less than one year: 78

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
CDL Bus Driver - RDU Airport Enterprise Holdings Raleigh, North Carolina 09/19/2021 Yes
DOT Bus Driver Enterprise Holdings St. Louis, Missouri 09/19/2021 Yes
Driver (Casual/Per Diem) Genesis Healthcare Rochester, New Hampshire 09/19/2021 Yes
Driver Class B CDL US Ecology, Inc. Fairbanks, Alaska 09/19/2021 No
Paratransit Bus Driver Transdev Peoria, Illinois 09/19/2021 Yes

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Enterprise Holdings
Raleigh, North Carolina
09/19/2021
Yes
Enterprise Holdings
St. Louis, Missouri
09/19/2021
Yes
Genesis Healthcare
Rochester, New Hampshire
09/19/2021
Yes
US Ecology, Inc.
Fairbanks, Alaska
09/19/2021
No
Transdev
Peoria, Illinois
09/19/2021
Yes

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity Salary Guide 2021

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