Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

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

Median Annual Wage: $37,470

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (74%); Post-secondary certificate (18%); Less than high school diploma (5%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Driver; Bus Operator; Bus Driver; Motor Coach Operator; Transit Coach Operator; Charter Coach Driver; Motor Coach Driver; Transit Operator; Transit Bus Driver; Charter Driver

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.

More Transportation and Material Moving Careers

  • Park vehicles at loading areas so that passengers can board.
  • Advise passengers to be seated and orderly while on vehicles.
  • Inspect vehicles and check gas, oil, and water levels prior to departure.
  • Assist passengers, such as elderly or disabled individuals, on and off bus, ensure they are seated properly, help carry baggage, and answer questions about bus schedules or routes.
  • Record information, such as cash receipts and ticket fares, and maintain log book.
  • Handle passenger emergencies or disruptions.
  • Collect tickets or cash fares from passengers.
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort.
  • Report delays or accidents.
  • Maintain cleanliness of bus or motor coach.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.

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