Bus Driver Salary Canada

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Average Bus Drivers’ and Subway/Transit Operators’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Average Canadian Bus Drivers and Subway/Transit Operators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7512.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: bus driver, transit operator, streetcar operator and light rail transit operator.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $29.63 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Ottawa, Ontario at $16.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $32,000 – $56,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this occupation will remain balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Bus Drivers and Subway/Transit Operators in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 15.0029.6339.162017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 15.0029.6339.162017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 17.0026.00 31.202016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.67 20.00 26.304 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.4219.2820.932016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.0025.0026.002016
Toronto – Ontario 11.60 23.75 33.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 12.0016.00 29.002016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 11.6019.00 33.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.6019.00 29.002014
Prince Edward Island 13.5019.38 31.832016
Montreal – Quebec 13.0018.65 28.502016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.4218.0025.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Driving buses to transport passengers and goods to intercity or long distance destinations
›› Driving passenger buses or subway vehicles along established routes to destinations according to timetables
›› Driving sightseeing tour buses
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations, which includes bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators, is $23.75. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $973, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $50,500.

Number in employment

There are over 81,000 bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators working in Canada.

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