Drive for Us - Bus Driver Jobs & Training | Community Transit

Become a Bus Driver — now hiring full-time and part-time drivers!

  • Earn a $5,000 bus driver sign-on bonus*
  • Professional driving experience is not required to get started
  • 10 weeks of paid training at $27.00/hour — earn your commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • $32.57/hour starting pay after training
  • 34 days of paid time off and accrued leave in your first year
  • Generous benefits include medical, dental, a retirement pension, and so much more!

Full-time and part-time positions available!

  • Both full-time and part-time drivers qualify for all benefits! 
  • Full-time drivers work 40+ weekly hours, and part-time drivers are guaranteed 20+ hours of work each week. 
  • Both full-time and part-time drivers must complete our 10-week training program, which is a full-time commitment over a 10-week period. 
  • Please email if you have questions about part-time work. 

(*New bus driver sign-on incentive bonus is subject to qualification. Incentive bonus payout and qualification milestones: $1,500 after 25 days of employment (halfway through your driver training), $1,500 after driver training graduation and $2,000 after completion of probation. Sign-on incentive bonus is subject to applicable payroll taxes and withholding.)

Apply to be a bus driver


Yes — you can drive a bus!

You don’t need previous professional driving experience to be a great Community Transit bus driver — we’ll give you the tools for success by providing paid, comprehensive training that includes generous benefits.

We are a leading employer in the Puget Sound region, based out of Everett, Washington. Community Transit drivers serve communities throughout Snohomish County and parts of King County

Grow your career with us and be part of a team that believes in making a difference. We’re looking for people who enjoy learning and helping people. Our bus drivers come from every walk of life and job experience, including:

  • military service
  • customer service and retail
  • restaurant and hospitality
  • warehouse and logistics
  • commercial and non-commercial driving

Military veterans, vets with disabilities, and those transitioning from military service are encouraged to apply. Diverse representation and an inclusive environment for all team members is something Community Transit strives for. When recruiting, our recruiters attend veteran-focused job fairs and help facilitate employment workshops for vets. We also partner with organizations that help veterans find jobs, such as WorkSource. We participate in regular military networking and recruiting events. Community Transit has been honored with awards for our work to recruit and retain veterans. Your experience serving your country can help serve your community at Community Transit.

People looking to transition from desk-bound work like accounting, administration, call center and sales have also thrived in this role—get out from behind that desk or counter and discover the freedom of driving in your local community. 

Community Transit will offer you a professional career with excellent benefits, a competitive salary and opportunities for promotion and professional development.

During our 10-week paid training program you will:

  • earn $27.00 per hour 
  • be eligible for our Trainee Benefit Package on the first month following your training start date.
    This includes:
    • medical insurance for trainees and their dependents (95% company-paid premiums)
    • dental & vision insurance for trainees and their dependents (100% company-paid premiums)
    • accruing paid time off during training

Upon successful completion of the training program you will:

  • earn a starting salary of $32.57/hour, with the potential to earn up to $38.17 hourly
  • be eligible for our excellent full-employee benefit package which also includes:
    • a retirement pension plan 
    • company-paid life insurance/disability insurance
  • 34 days of accrued leave in your first year:
    • accrue generous paid time off — up to 19 days in your first year
    • receive 9 company-paid holidays a year
    • accrue up to 5 days of sick leave in your first year
  • receive a comprehensive wellness program including onsite access to gyms, physical therapy services, and massage therapy services

Grow your career with us and be part of a team that believes in making a difference.

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COVID-19 vaccination requirement 

All new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday or be granted an accommodation as outlined in our policy on or before their first workday. 

Employee health & safety during COVID-19

At Community Transit, we are committed to providing a safe work environment, including providing personal protective equipment and resources to help protect yourself and others. We have worked closely with Snohomish County public health authorities to create our safety protocols. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented temperature and health check procedures when entering our buildings, provide our drivers with protective gear, perform daily disinfecting of buses and employee common areas, upgraded to the highest-rated air filters available for our buses and buildings, and more to help keep our employees and riders safe. 

We are committed to providing all of our employees with a safe work environment, and we ask our employees to follow all public health guidance, including properly wearing a face covering, maintaining a safe distance of 6 feet from others whenever possible, and staying home when feeling ill. 



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(425) 348-2315