Bus operators now start at $23.22 per hour
Metro bus operators are crucial to keeping LA on the move.
When you get behind the wheel with us, you’ll earn $23.22/hour, plus room to grow (top rate for part-time is $35.45/hour and full-time is $42.57/hour after 5+ years), generous benefits and great retirement plans. Join us and start gaining valuable experience for a career in transportation and customer service.
Enjoy Excellent Benefits
Train and Learn Valuable Skills
You Keep LA Moving
What We Offer
- Great hourly pay: You’ll earn $23.22/hour, plus room to grow (top rate for part-time is $35.45/hour and full-time is $42.57/hour after 5+ years).
- Full benefits: Metro offers medical and dental insurance, plus retirement plan options.
- Full-time or part-time: Choose the option that works best for you.
- Professional development: Receive trainings and tuition assistance to move up in your career.
- Free Metro transit pass: For you and your dependents
What You Need to Qualify
What to Expect When You Apply Online
If your skills meet the qualifications, we will contact you to schedule an interview. If you succeed in the interview, you must pass the following before you can start training:
- Background check
- Information session
- Bus Operator Candidate Assessment Test (BOCAT)
- Employment verification
- Pre-employment physical exam
Once you have cleared pre-employment, you will be scheduled for onboarding and eight weeks of paid training at Metro. During training, you will take a written exam and road test to obtain your Class B license.
Your career journey begins out on the road!
Frequently Asked Questions
- I applied online. What’s next?
- Our hiring team will contact you to schedule an appraisal interview. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date in your Metro profile.
- How can I find out about Metro’s next hiring event?
- Upcoming bus operator hiring events are listed on our website at metro.net/busoperator.
- I recently attended a Metro hiring event. When can I start?
- If you attended a hiring event and you have completed the interview, bus operator candidate assessment testing and processing, you should have received a contingent job offer with a tentative start date. If you did not receive one, please contact our hiring team by sending an email to email@example.com.
- How much time does it take to complete the bus operator training program?
- The bus operator training program may last between six to eight weeks.
- What is the location and hours for the training program?
- Training is held at our Operations Central Instruction facility located across the street from Metro’s headquarters in downtown LA. Typical training hours are from 6am – 2:30pm.
- Who can I contact about the status of my application?
- Contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 213.922.6217 if you have questions about your application status.
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Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. Learn more about Metro’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program. Metro does not deny participation in the application process to anyone with prior justice system involvement, in line with Fair Chance hiring practices.