Operators Earn $3,000 Sign-on Bonus

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Metro bus operators are crucial to keeping LA on the move, especially in times like these. Become a part of our team’s work to provide bus service that makes a difference in our riders’ lives.

When you get behind the wheel with us, you’ll earn a sign-on bonus of up to $3,000 (terms and conditions apply), competitive pay and benefits as you build experience for a great career in transportation and customer service.

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Enjoy Excellent Benefits

You'll earn a regular paycheck and much more. We believe the key to building one of LA’s finest teams is to offer benefits that support employee well-being, stability and planning for the future—for you and your family.

Train and Grow Your Skills

You'll start with one of the best training programs in the industry. We train you to drive, and give you plenty of experience and opportunity to build a solid career in public transit. 

You Keep LA Moving

It’s an important time to work at Metro. Bus operators are an essential part of helping transit riders safely get to work, health care, school and the destinations that matter for their quality of life.  

What we offer

  • Pay: $17.75 per hour to start, with incremental pay increases up to $27.31
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off/vacation
  • Retirement plan options 
  • Free Metro transit pass
  • Paid trainings and tuition reimbursement

What you need to qualify

  • 21+ years of age
  • Good driving record (DMV K-4 printout)
  • California Class C drivers license
  • Six months minimum of customer service experience

How to get hired

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Step 1

Go to jobs.metro.net to apply online.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

New bus operators, hired on or after December 1, 2021, can earn a sign-on bonus, in the following amounts (terms and conditions are subject to change):

  • $1,500 upon passing probation
  • $1,500 awarded on the one-year anniversary of your hire date

Step 4

Your career journey begins out on the road!

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Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Metro does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability. 

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