How much does a Bus Operator make?

Updated Jul 26, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$45,603 /yr
Average Base Pay

548 salaries

$30K

Low

$46K

Average

$70K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Bus Operator is $45,603 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Bus Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 548 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Bus Operator employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Bus Driver$35,495 /yr
L3
Bus Driver III$36,251 /yr
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$32,702

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$35,495

per year

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$22

per year

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority
3.5

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Bus Operator - Hourly

$28

 /hr
Range: $15 - $41
52 salaries
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$15

$41

$15 - $41 Range

Transdev
3.5

Transdev

Bus Operator - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $29

$14

$29

$14 - $29 Range

First Transit
3.3

First Transit

Bus Operator - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $14 - $28

$14

$28

$14 - $28 Range

MARTA
2.8

MARTA

Bus Operator - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $16 - $24

$16

$24

$16 - $24 Range

Chicago Transit Authority
3.4

Chicago Transit Authority

Bus Operator - Hourly

$35

 /hr
Range: $21 - $37

$21

$37

$21 - $37 Range

Septa
3.4

Septa

Bus Operator - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $18 - $32

$18

$32

$18 - $32 Range

New Jersey Transit
3.4

New Jersey Transit

Bus Operator - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $14 - $36

$14

$36

$14 - $36 Range

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VIA Metropolitan Transit
3.5

VIA Metropolitan Transit

Bus Operator - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $18 - $28

$18

$28

$18 - $28 Range

MV Transportation
3

MV Transportation

Bus Operator - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $10 - $18

$10

$18

$10 - $18 Range

Los Angeles Metro
3.8

Los Angeles Metro

Bus Operator - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $17 - $30

$17

$30

$17 - $30 Range

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
3.6

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Bus Operator - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $17 - $43K

$17

$43K

$17 - $43,157 Range

TriMet
3.6

TriMet

Bus Operator - Hourly

$32

 /hr
Range: $28 - $34

$28

$34

$28 - $34 Range

University of Georgia
4.2

University of Georgia

Bus Operator - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $15

$10

$15

$10 - $15 Range

Dallas Area Rapid Transit
3.4

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Bus Operator - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $15 - $36

$15

$36

$15 - $36 Range

Pace Suburban Bus
3.2

Pace Suburban Bus

Bus Operator - Hourly

$28

 /hr
Range: $19 - $31

$19

$31

$19 - $31 Range

LYNX
3

LYNX

Bus Operator - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $24

$15

$24

$15 - $24 Range

Greyhound
3.1

Greyhound

Bus Operator - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $14 - $24

$14

$24

$14 - $24 Range

Chicago Transit Authority
3.4

Chicago Transit Authority

Bus Operator - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $18 - $24

$18

$24

$18 - $24 Range

Los Angeles Metro
3.8

Los Angeles Metro

Bus Operator - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $17 - $25

$17

$25

$17 - $25 Range

Regional Transportation District
3.4

Regional Transportation District

Bus Operator - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $20 - $27

$20

$27

$20 - $27 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Bus Operator salaries

The national average salary for a Bus Operator is $45,603 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Bus Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 548 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Bus Operator employees.

The highest salary for a Bus Operator in United States is $69,665 per year.

The lowest salary for a Bus Operator in United States is $29,852 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent bus operator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$15
hourly
A Shuttle Bus Driver in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$22
hourly
A Cdl B Driver in the Charlotte, NC Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
Charlotte, NC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$30
hourly
A Bus Operator in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
$15
hourly
A Bus Driver in the Milwaukee, WI Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Milwaukee, WI Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$17
hourly
A Bus Driver in the Fresno, CA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Fresno, CA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$17
hourly
A Bus Driver in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
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