Bus Driver, School Salary
A Bus Driver, School earns an average wage of $15.21 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cdl License and Training.
|Salary||$11,626 - $36,882|
|Bonus||$192.98 - $1,825|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$19,356 - $42,736|
|Hourly Rate||$11.29 - $20.18|
|Overtime||$11.65 - $32.05|
|Bonus||$192.98 - $1,825|
|Total Pay (||$19,356 - $42,736|
Job Description for Bus Driver, School
School bus drivers transport children from home to school (and on occasion, from school to athletic events and field trips). These individuals generally need to have a chauffeur’s license, which are typically issued after passing driving and written tests with larger vehicles in the relevant class Additionally, prospective school bus drivers must have a clean driving record and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screenings.Read More...
This is generally part-time work that requires the ability to work mornings and afternoons. School bus drivers are hired both directly by schools and districts, or by contractors that supply the buses and service to districts. Whichever entity hires a bus driver, they typically offer further training to new hires that includes detailed procedures for handling discipline and monitoring behavior on the bus to ensure maximum safety for all student passengers. The school bus driver is typically assigned a regular route and is expected to maintain a schedule for arrivals at each stop. In some cases, this may involve keeping a log or ledger of times and stops to be available for inspection by superiors.
Some school bus drivers may be required to join a union upon hiring; in this case, they should expect some initial deduction from wages for union dues. Bus drivers must be ready to work very early in the morning and be able to make quick decisions about weather and traffic situations as needed.
Bus Driver, School Tasks
- Maintain scheduled routes according to designated routes and times.
- Conduct emergency evacuation drills in keeping with school policies.
- Keep interior of the bus clean at all times.
- Immediately report in writing any traffic violation.
- Operate vehicle safely and carefully and follow all written and oral directions given by the administration.
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Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver, School
Pay by Experience for a Bus Driver, School has a positive trend. An entry-level Bus Driver, School with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 811 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bus Driver, School with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 439 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver, School which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 455 salaries. A Bus Driver, School with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 206 salaries.
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