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Where can your career take you?

Becoming an OC Bus Driver is your chance to discover a life-long career. With excellent pay, benefits, and room to grow, it could be your path to success. Hourly wages start at $17.65.

A role with purpose

As an OC Bus Driver, you're an important part of what keeps Orange County moving. Each day, you'll help residents and visitors reach their destinations safely - providing reliable transportation that enhances the quality of life for our community.

Choose from full and part-time positions.
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Invest in your future

There's room to grow within OCTA. Whether you're interested in paid job training, apprentice programs, or moving into management, you'll find what you need to take the next step.

Compensation
Compensation

Count on your paycheck to grow along with your knowledge and experience.

Growth
Growth

Make your own path at OCTA. More than 80% of our bus operations management team began their careers as OC Bus Drivers.

Best-in-class benefits
As a valuable member of our team, you'll receive a generous benefits package designed to fit your unique needs.
Medical
Medical

Choose from a range of excellent health insurance plans for you and your family.

Dental
Dental

Pick a dental plan that helps you save on everything from check-ups to braces.

Vision
Vision

This affordable option protects your eyes and covers glasses, contact lenses, and exams.

Retirement
Retirement

Both full-time and part-time employees are eligible for retirement benefits. As an OC Bus Driver, you're covered by two plans.

Paid Leave
Paid Leave

Enjoy the flexibility that comes with generous holiday, vacation, and sick leave policies that pay you even when you're not on the job.

More value for your life

Additional benefits are aimed at helping you be your best all-around. Take advantage of resources that help you achieve a well-balanced life.

Education
Education

Get paid for classes and certificates that can help you get ahead.

Gym
Gym

Work out by yourself or with a trainer at one of our on-site gyms.

Stories from behind the wheel
Carlos Alvarez

Bus Driver, 15 years

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Manny Vargas

Bus Driver, 29 years

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Mary Blum

Bus Driver, 28 years

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Michelle Peoples

Bus Driver, 17 years

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Phillip Nguyen

Bus Driver, 15 Years

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Sharondra Marks

Bus Driver, 16 Years

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Scott Parra

Bus Driver, 16 Years

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Jobs Comparison
View our quick comparison chart to see how OC Bus compares to other jobs* that involve driving.
Wage increase Insurance Retirement Education Reimbursement Career Growth
OC Bus Driver Up to $57,000 plus
overtime
Medical, dental,
vision, and life
Retirement
& Pension
$3,675 per year
 
Paid training
& certificates
Uber/Lyft
Truck Driver
Private Shuttles
*Benefits may vary between companies and between full and part-time positions.
Driver Requirements
See how easy it is to become an OC Bus driver. For a full list of requirements, apply today.
Checklist
  • A minimum of 1 year customer service experience.
  • A valid U.S. driver's license for a minimum of 3 years with no DMV points.
  • Applicants can apply with a Class C driver's license.
  • Current DMV H6 printout must be submitted when the application is received.
  • At least 21 years old.
Current Openings
Bus Driver - Full Time

Operate buses and on-board equipment to help riders get around Orange County in a career that offers health and retirement benefits, vacation, sick leave, and training and management opportunities.

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Bus Driver - Part Time

Can't drive full time? Part-time drivers can still take advantage of health and retirement benefits, vacation, sick leave, and training opportunities. Speak to one of our HR representatives about part-time benefits today.

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