Are you looking to get paid to travel and give back to your community? Get on the road to success and join team BATA today!


BATA is committed to providing essential transportation to our community. When you join BATA you become part of a community-focused organization centered on building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. So no matter your education, training or skill set, we’re committed to helping you succeed. Consider making your next career move to BATA. The benefits of working at BATA include:


  • Competitive Wage: Starting wage $21.87 to $25.50 an hour. Annual driver salary of up to $51,000 or $22.98 an hour. The average driver's salary is $41,234. Annual wage increases.
  • Retirement Plan: As a public employer, all BATA employees are members of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS), which provides benefits for retirees and family members.
  • Training: Paid CDL training. 
  • Fitness and Wellness Reimbursement: Up to $200 per year.
  • Referral Bonus: $1,500.
  • Paid Time Off: Robust PTO program.


Full- and Part-Time Employees:

The following benefits are available to all employees.


Medical Insurance

We offer a rich medical and prescription plan through Priority Health.


Dental Insurance

We provide Dental benefits through Delta Dental with shared employer and employee premiums.


Vision Insurance

Our Vision benefits are managed through VSP and include shared employer and employee premiums.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

BATA’s EAP provides free confidential counseling services for employees and their dependents, as well as support, resources, and information for a wide variety of personal and work-life issues.

Municipal Employee Retirement Systems (MERS)

As a public employer, all BATA employees are members of the MERS, which provides benefits for retirees and designated beneficiaries.

457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Employees may elect to save and invest money in a tax-deferred account that can help them prepare for retirement.

Personal Training and Development

We promote learning and development across the organization. Training starts with onboarding for new hires to the continued development of the tenured employees and the Leadership Team. Training includes Soft Skills Training, Leadership Training, Compliance Training, and Technical Training.

Job Advancement

We give current employees priority consideration for advancement within the company. All open positions are posted internally at BATA for a one-week period.


Fitness & Wellness Reimbursement

BATA employees may receive reimbursement up to $200 for participation in approved fitness and wellness programs that encourage and support developing healthier lifestyles.


Wellness Programs

At BATA, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of all our employees. On-site wellness programs and opportunities include, free produce events, cooking competitions and recipe sharing, fitness competitions, annual preventative screenings, financial wellness seminars, and online portals and newsletters for tracking upcoming events.


Dependent Care Spending Account

Employees can make pre-tax contributions to a Dependent Care Spending Account to be used for the care of dependent children under the age of 13 or dependents of any age who are unable to care for themselves.


Additional Benefits

Employees also enjoy free BATA transportation for the employee and qualifying household family members, vacations, holidays, and sick pay.


Full-Time Employees:

In addition to the benefits listed above, full-time employees also receive the following benefits:


Defined Benefit Retirement Plan

As a MERS Defined Benefit Plan member, you join nearly 90,000 public sector employees across the state. With BATA you will be fully vested after 6 six years of employment. Enjoy the benefit of a 2.25% benefit multiplier (one of the highest in Northern Michigan).


Medical/Prescription Insurance

We offer two rich Medical/Prescription benefit plans through Priority Health with employer paid premiums on our HSA plan, and shared employer and employee premiums on our traditional plan. Eligible employees who have other Medical Insurance may waive this coverage and receive an opt out payment.


Health Flexible Spending Account

Employees may save money by making pre-tax contributions to a Health Flexible Spending Account to be used for eligible medical expenses incurred by the employee and their dependents.


Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

We provide policies of $10,000 in Basic Life Insurance. Eligible employees may elect additional life insurance up to $250,000.


Short-Term Disability

Employees may elect short-term disability. Eligible employees experiencing a disability from a covered injury, sickness or pregnancy may receive short term income protection beginning on the 30th day of disability and may continue up until the 180th day.


Long-Term Disability

Employees may elect long-term disability for covered absences of more than 6 months and may continue until the employee is no longer disabled, reaches age 70, or retires.


Paid Time Off

Eligible employees in their first year could accrue up to 120 hours of PTO.


Tuition Reimbursement

BATA offers reimbursement for continuing education courses at approved institutions of learning for classes which are related to the employee's job.


Current job openings can be found on BATA's job portal (hyperlink listed below) 


Employee Satisfaction

2021 Employee Satisfation Survey graphic. Caption below.
[96% - Satisfaction with having the job tools needed to deliver quality services.  96% - Satisfaction with the organization’s dedication to diversity and inclusiveness. 93% - Satisfaction with their working relationship with their supervisor. 91% - Satisfaction with job training]


How to Apply: Driver and Dispatch

BATA is always accepting applications for qualified driving & dispatch positions; please apply in person at our offices or download our Dispatch and Driver Application for Employment.


All other BATA Positions Application

To get more information, interested applicants should send their Application for Employment, resume, and cover letter to


Equal Opportunity Employer

BATA is an equal employment opportunity employer. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of race, national origin, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender idenity, marital status, height, weight, or a disability that is unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirement constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to ensure proper and efficient-administration.


Updated: 10.05.23