Bus Inspector

Examine and repair engines and electrical systems of buses.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bus Inspectors do?

Examines and adjusts or repairs engines, chassis, electrical systems, and interior furnishings of buses: Starts engine and listens for indications of malfunctions. Tests engine components, such as carburetors, distributors, radiators, and fuel pumps, to determine causes of malfunctions, using timers, gauges, and other testing devices. Inspects chassis for defects in parts, such as universal joints, drive shaft, and air-suspension units. Inspects electrical systems and equipment [ELECTRICIAN, AUTOMOTIVE] and interior furnishings. May be designated according to specialty as Chassis Inspector; Electrical Inspector; Engine Inspector.


Should I be a Bus Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Bulb Inspector, Burglar Alarm Inspector, Button Inspector

    How to become a Bus Inspector

    Most Bus Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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