"Really? I mean, really? Are you seriously expecting an employee without a high school diploma doing the most simple job in the world to earn the same income as someone with a Master's degree or PHD? Really? That's just plain nonsense. Remember that all they do is drive a vehicle from A to B. Something that all of us do on a very regular basis."
Oh the lol's!
My wife has a Masters and maintains a state license and had an incredibly more demanding, challenging and stressful job than I did. Regardless with nothing but a few years experience and a high school diploma my first job offer was nearly double her pay. Seven years later and my pay is nearing triple what she earned. Now she stays at home and raises the kids, which again is still more work, challenge, and stress than I put up with. While higher education is a big leg up in the tech industry it isn't a requirement to succede and certainly doesn't set it apart from any other white collar job.
Besides all of that getting and keeping a CDL is much more challenging than you might think. Then there is the liabilities involved as well in operating a bus successfully in the bay area. I know I wouldn't consider doing it for less than their asking.