Bus Driver

Drives a bus to transport passengers short distances on scheduled intra-city services over established routes. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $52,511
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 8,300

What does a Bus Driver do?

  • stopping at set locations to pick up and set down passengers
  • opening and closing doors before and after passengers board or alight
  • controlling lighting, heating and ventilation on buses
  • collecting fares and giving change and tickets, and monitoring electronic entry
  • advising passengers on destinations
  • maintaining conduct of passengers
  • may use public address systems to provide information and tour commentaries for passengers
  • may assist coach passengers with baggage and accommodation bookings


  • Minibus Driver
  • School Bus Driver

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