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How much does a Bus driver make? The national average salary for a Bus driver is $53,147 in Canada. Filter by location to see Bus driver salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 385 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Bus driver employees.
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The average salary for a Bus Driver is $53,147 per year in Canada. Salaries estimates are based on 385 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Bus Driver employees in Canada.
The highest salary for a Bus Driver in Canada is $63,845 per year.
The lowest salary for a Bus Driver in Canada is $44,242 per year.
Making more money as a bus driver depends on what kind of bus you drive. If you drive for a public transit system, you could take on more shifts and routes and possibly earn some overtime pay. Driving coach buses on long-distance trips usually pays more than public transit or school bus drivers. If you work for a tour guide, you may be eligible to receive tips from the passengers on top of your wages. Some employers require air brakes endorsement and first aid training, which may lead to higher wages. Licensing is provincially and territorially regulated, so it depends on where you reside as to which license requirements you fall under. Maintaining a clean driving record, and having extensive knowledge of the rules of the road, will make you one of your employer’s top drivers and top earners.
If you’re a bus driver wanting to ask your employer for a raise, you should first know what other bus drivers are making to know how much to ask for. Start by searching bus driver jobs in your region and see the average salary offer along with the required qualifications. Find some postings that mirror your experience and qualifications and use that salary as a baseline for negotiations. Besides your years of experience, let your employer know how clean your driving record is, maintain a spotless and sanitary bus, always help passengers on and off the bus, systematically do your pre-inspections and post-inspections, and you’ve never had a passenger complaint. A reasonable increase request is between 10% and 20%.
About 66.63% of Bus Driver professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional $0 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Bus Driver in Canada as a good salary.
Bus Driver professionals in Canada have a wide total pay range, between $37,516 and $75,292 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of $53,147 following the average career path of a Bus Driver.