City Bus Driver

Drive your bus around the city, making regular stops.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do City Bus Drivers do?

You probably see them several times each week, those huge buses that move through town, stopping frequently to scoop up or drop off passengers. But have you ever wondered what it’s like to make a living driving those mammoth rigs? If you have, you’re in the right place.

City Bus Drivers spend their days maneuvering their bus through city streets. A City Bus Driver might drive the same route each day or try several different paths. Either way, if you’re a City Bus Driver you see to it that you make each stop, and do so with safety as your chief concern. You monitor passengers entering or exiting the bus to make sure they’re safe and comfortable.

You’re also well versed in the laws of the road, thanks to your extensive training. So, you know the rules that apply to you when you’re in your bus instead of your car. In addition, you pay fanatical attention to every light change, railroad track, bicycle, pedestrian, and puddle on the road. After all, every person on that bus is your responsibility.

Although it’s sometimes tedious to pass by the same places every day, your passengers are ever changing. And they just might be the highlight of your day. That’s because a huge part of your job is to attend to those patrons. You collect fees from them, but you also answer questions about the town and the route so that they can decide the best place to get on or off.


Should I be a City Bus Driver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Bus Driver, Bus Driver/Monitor, Bus Operator, Charter Coach Driver, Charter Driver, Chauffeur, Motorbus See More

    How to become a City Bus Driver

    Most City Bus Drivers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9paaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29||bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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