Bus Driver Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 45,768 Bus Driver resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing a Bus Driver Job:

1.
Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Safety Procedures, be sure to list it as a skill.
3.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
4.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Bus Driver Resume

1
Contact Information
Name
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Address
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
2
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Bus Driver CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
3
Skills

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand bus driver skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a bus driver : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Bus Driver
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
4
Experience
How much work experience does the average bus driver candidate have?
The average bus driver resume contains 6.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your bus driver skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from bus driver resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Male
Bus Driver

Candidate Info

16
Years In Workforce
4
Years As a Bus Driver
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Obtain Class B CDL license Driving passengers to and from their destination Providing excellence customer service
  • Adhere to city of Chicago transportation schedules in a prompt and timely manner.
  • License: CDL Class B with Air Brake endorsement - I drive morning and afternoon routes, and charters when available
  • Performed safe and efficiently operation of MTA New York City bus in transporting passengers along an assigned route.
  • Perform prerip, enroute and post trip inspections to bus(s).
Female
Animal Daycare Provider (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

7
Years In Workforce
6
Years As a Bus Driver
Some College Courses
Some College Courses - Marketing
  • Operated a 15 passenger bus for the daycare and escorted children on group outings.
  • Work with infants (CPR & First Aid Certifications) feeding/changing/entertaining infants.
  • Interacted with parents, welcomed visiting families, explain the daycare program, and enrollment forms.
  • Worked with infants, toddlers, pre-k and grade school age.
  • Provided safe, secure and enriching daycare activities in a busy childcare center Communicated with parents in a professional and knowledgeable manner
Male
Coach Operator

Candidate Info

9
Years In Workforce
3
Years As a Bus Driver
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Schedule CPR, Defibrillation and Satellite telephone training for each driver as required for all drivers traveling the Old Denali Highway.
  • Coach operator for OCTA, Have been trained in 5 routes through out South Orange county
  • Maintained a CDL with Passenger, Airbrake, & School bus endorsements, and DOT requirement.
  • Obtained Class B CDL with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements.
  • Provide prompt, reliable service and limiting the MTA s operating cost per customer.
Male
Transit Bus Driver (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

14
Years In Workforce
2
Years As a Bus Driver
Certificate
Certificate - Biology
  • Gained my PCV licence (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) Certificates for CPR, Emergency evacuation of Vehicle and Wheelchair Safety.
  • Deliver OTR freight utilizing refrigerated trailers.
  • Maintain in good standing a NYS CDL drivers license with passenger and air brake endorsements.
  • Maintained CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Licensed Class B CDL (passenger and air-brake certification)
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5
Education
As a bus driver, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Bus Driver roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of bus driver resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Bus Driver Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Bus Drivers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Bus Drivers to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
$30,000
$20,000
Min 10%
$30,000
Median 50%
$46,000
Max 90%