Salary for Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

Also known as:  Charter Coach Driver, Motor Coach Bus Driver, Motor Coach Driver, Motor Coach Tour Operator, Public Transit Bus Driver, Public Transit Trolley Driver

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The primary responsibility of this employee is to drive a bus or motorcoach. They may also assist customers with bags or collect bus fare. This job is not usually dangerous, but it does require that workers sit for very long periods of time, which can strain the body. These positions usually require a high school diploma. A bus driver's license is usually required as well. Once hired, a new employee will need up to one year of formal training before beginning work.

A Bus Driver, Transit or Intercity will most likely earn an average pay level of around 24000 - 36000 based on tenure level. Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity will usually earn an average pay level of Thirty Thousand Seven Hundred dollars per annum.

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity receive the highest pay in New York, where they can get an average job salary of just about $47350. They can expect the most salary in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can get salary pay of $42820.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 2.20 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $42,820
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $31,160
Transportation and Warehousing $30,980
Educational Services $29,750
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $29,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises $28,860
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $23,400
Wholesale Trade $24,030
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,820
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $28,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises $28,860
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $29,110
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