Interstate Bus Dispatcher

Dispatch buses and oversee Bus Drivers and Bus Attendants.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $59,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Interstate Bus Dispatchers do?

Dispatches interstate or long-distance buses according to schedule and oversees BUS DRIVERS and BUS ATTENDANTS while they are at terminal: Issues orders for station departure of buses at specified hours, according to schedule. Arranges for extra buses and drivers in case of accidents or heavy traffic. Announces incoming and outgoing buses over public address system in bus terminal. May supervise loading, unloading, and checking of baggage or express shipped by bus. May inspect drivers’ appearance and physical condition prior to dispatch.


Should I be an Interstate Bus Dispatcher?

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

  • Also known as: Bus Dispatcher, Interstate

    How to Become an
    Interstate Bus Dispatcher

    Most Interstate Bus Dispatchers 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:9bagaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%289%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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