Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7512  ยท  Browse All Occupations

This unit group includes workers who drive buses and operate streetcars, subway trains and light rail transit vehicles to transport passengers on established routes. Bus drivers are employed by urban transit systems, school boards or transportation authorities and private transportation companies. Streetcar, subway and light rail transit operators are employed by urban transit systems.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Articulated Bus Operator
  • Bus Driver
  • Bus Driver - Special Needs Passengers
  • Bus Operator
  • Bus Operator - Accessible Services
  • Charter Bus Driver
  • Intercity Bus Driver
  • Light Rail Transit Operator
  • Long Distance Bus Driver
  • Motor Coach Driver
  • Public Passenger Transit Driver
  • School Bus Driver
  • School Bus Driver - Special Needs Passengers
  • Shuttle Bus Driver
  • Shuttle Driver - Auto Dealership
  • Shuttle Driver - Car Rental Company
  • Shuttle Operator
  • Sightseeing Bus Driver
  • Sightseeing Tour Driver
  • Streetcar Conductor
  • Streetcar Operator
  • Subway Train Operator
  • Tour Bus Operator
  • Transit Operator - Transportation
  • Trolley Bus Operator
  • Trolley Coach Driver
  • Urban Transit Operator
  • Bus Driver
  • Bus Operator
  • Light Rail Transit Operator
  • Motor Coach Driver
  • Public Passenger Transit Driver
  • School Bus Driver
  • Sightseeing Tour Driver
  • Streetcar Operator
  • Subway Train Operator
  • Transit Operator - Transportation

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $25,976
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $49,724
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $24,544
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $55,215
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $35,166
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $47,268
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $45,390
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators.

Gender Median Income
Male $45,390
Female $65,890
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (10 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators.

$19,469.00
Lowest Observed
$50,700.00
Highest Observed
$33,150.00
25th Percentile
$37,469.40
Average
$40,950.00
Median
$41,925.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 35
25 to 34 years 580
35 to 44 years 1,460
45 to 54 years 1,785
55 to 64 years 1,405
65 to 74 years 455
75 years and over 55
Total 5,785
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 3,145
Part Time 2,645
Total 5,790
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 3,615
Female 2,170
Total 5,785
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 5,690
Self Employed 90
Total 5,785
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 5,675
Unemployed 110
Total 5,785
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 520
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,245
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 345
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,420
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 195
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 1,070
Total 5,790
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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