More than 1,400 transit professionals in the U.S. and Canada respond to the second annual salary survey.


Following up the 2008 Transit Salary Survey, the 2009 survey by Transit Talent broadened its reach by garnering responses from 1,404 employees for public transit systems, nearly 250 more than the previous year's. The respondents, who represent 47 U.S. states and Canadian provinces, filled out the online questionnaire in December 2009 and early January 2010.

The 2009 survey form differed from 2008's in that it compelled respondents to choose from a limited number of titles and job descriptions rather than just providing their (often unique) titles.

Grouping employees into a fixed set of job titles/descriptions reduced the complexity of the project and, hopefully, improved the accuracy of the results. Remember, however, that this self-reported salary survey is still a relatively blunt tool and has inherent limitations. Salary data for some titles is based on just four responses, while others are based on the responses of 50 or more.

Many thanks to the folks who took the time to fill out the survey. Your participation is much appreciated. Questions or comments about this survey can be e-mailed to Steve Hirano at steve.hirano@TransitTalent.com


You can scroll down to view all the department results in alphabetical order or you can click on the links below to see the results of a specific department.

Administrative Support - Auditing - Customer Service - Engineering - Executive Management - Fare Collection - Finance - Government Relations - Human Resources - Information Technology - Legal Services - Maintenance - Marketing and Communications - Media Relations - Operations - Paratransit - Planning - Procurement - Project Management - Risk Management - Safety - Scheduling - Security/Police - Training and Development


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