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Bus Operator Salary

$45,155 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$1,070

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Bus Operator is $45,155 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Bus Operator is between $33,442 and $54,895. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Bus Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Drives bus to transport passengers over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedule.
  • Assists passengers with baggage and takes tickets or cash fares.
  • Regulates heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort.
  • Adheres to local traffic regulations.
  • Requires a commercial driver's license.
Bus Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

Job family population: 504,150

Estimated population of Bus Operator jobs: 148,961

Rate of error: 1.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$52,347
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Bus Operator Job Listings for United States

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Oct 23
Las Cruces, United States
City of Las Cruces, NM
Bus Operator Print Apply Bus Operator Salary $13.40 Hourly Location Las Cruces, NM Job Type Part-time Regular Department Quality of Life Job Number K003 04-19 MP Closing Continuous * Description
Bus Operator
Oct 29
Antioch, United States
First Transit
Have you considered being a Bus Driver in your community? Now's your chance! Get PAID to do what you love! First Transit Drivers provide transportation via the city of Antioch, TriDelta Transit. Our ...
Shuttle Driver
Oct 13
San Jose, United States
Lux Bus America
A Commuter Shuttle Operator operates assigned vehicles to provide commuter shuttle services while ... Bus Check-Out, Daily Time Record, etc. â–ª Comply with all applicable government regulations ...
Motor Coach Operator Trainee (Bus Driver)
Nov 12
Santa Monica, United States
City of Santa Monica - Big Blue Bus
Now Hiring - Bus Drivers! The City of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus is now hiring Motor Coach Operator Trainees! No Driving Experience Necessary! Excellent Salary! Great Benefits! $16.63 per hour ...

The average pay for a Bus Operator is $45,155 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Bus Operator is between $33,442 and $54,895. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Bus Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Las Cruces, United States
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