Thanks for your interest in joining Metro Transit as a bus operator! As of June 12, the expected start date for new operator training is mid-August. We encourage you to apply now – applications are reviewed as they are submitted. See a list of all current openings.


You’ll earn $27.59 per hour to start with annual pay increases and outstanding benefits. If you work second or third shift, you’ll earn up to $29.52 per hour. That’s on top of a $5,000 bonus if you have your CDL (with passenger endorsement and no air brake restriction) or a $3,000 bonus for those without a CDL.

Wage increases
Effective Aug. 1, 2024 4.5%
Effective Aug. 1, 2025 3%

There's no experience required - we'll give you the PAID training you need to acquire your Commercial Driver's License Permit (CLP) and Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and more! And you'll also receive benefits, such as health care, a pension plan, an unlimited-ride transit pass. Plus, there are growth opportunities. Many Metro Transit managers started their careers as bus drivers.

Veterans benefits

Veterans, thanks for your service. We are approved to offer VA (GI Bill®) benefits.

Still have questions? Ask your Human Resources contact.


  • Three health care plan options - pick a plan to fit your needs and budget
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • Employer-paid life insurance, with option for employee-paid supplemental and dependent coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical care, dependent care, and parking expenses
  • Healthcare Savings Plan - for post-employment healthcare expenses
  • Retirement savings - through Minnesota Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Pension Plan (Minnesota State Retirement Program) - What is a Pension?
  • VA (GI Bill®) benefits for eligible veterans
  • Two on-site medical clinics - Minneapolis & St. Paul
  • On-site fitness centers at all garages and other worksites
  • Paid parental leave for qualifying employees
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Unlimited-ride transit pass

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)