Chicago Transit Authority
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Bus Driver yearly salaries in Chicago at Chicago Transit Authority

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Average salary
$59,296 per year
Above national average
Average $59,296
Low $28,000
High $102,000

Salary estimated from 10 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

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Reviews about Pay & Benefits for Bus Driver in Chicago Transit Authority

Decent workplace

Decent gig. A lot of deductions but decent pay. Management sucks, they hire anybody off the street to be a manager. Takes 3.5-4 years to top out and 1 year before you contribute to pension.
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Transportation Service for the city of Chicago that provides great pay, stability, and career opportunities.

Throughout the years my growth and values have changed continually, but overall this company has allowed me to make a good living for myself as a city employee that is home nightly and with availability for overtime is so desired. The company itself is independently-owned, and has managed to stay self sufficient throughout the pandemic and post- pandemic. If you’re looking for a career that you can build on and grow this company provides it.


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Long hours, Lack of Employees(Pandemic)
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A great career but very stressful

Being a full-time bus operator for CTA is a very stressful job. The management team at your garage it's not there to help you or support you. They are only there to discipline you. Some days will make you feel like just quitting due to the stressful environment .


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How much does a Bus Driver make at Chicago Transit Authority in Chicago?

Average Chicago Transit Authority Bus Driver yearly pay in Chicago is approximately $59,296, which is 66% above the national average.

Salary information comes from 62 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalized comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.