A Bus Driver, School earns an average wage of $15.08 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Cdl License, Special Needs, and Trainer.

$11,497 - $36,638
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$11K
$19K
$37K
MEDIAN: $18,504
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$11.17 - $19.98
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$11
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$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$11,497 - $36,638  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $1,952  
Total Pay (?
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$19,257 - $42,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $19.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.74  
Overtime
$11.87 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$100.00 - $1,952  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
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$19,257 - $42,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,422
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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.

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Bus Driver, School Tasks

  • Immediately report in writing any traffic violation.
  • Operate vehicle safely and carefully and follow all written and oral directions given by the administration.
  • Keep interior of the bus clean at all times.
  • Maintain scheduled routes according to designated routes and times.
  • Conduct emergency evacuation drills in keeping with school policies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver, School

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,722

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Bus Driver, School Reviews

What is it like working as a Bus Driver, School?

Bus Driver, School in New York:
"Transferable Skills."
Pros: Driving the children safely.
Cons: Unsafe conditions.

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Experience Affects Bus Driver, School Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Bus Driver, School Salaries

Cdl License
up arrow 16%

Special Needs
up arrow 13%

Trainer
up arrow 10%

CDL
up arrow 9%

School Bus Driver
up arrow 2%

Transport
0%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$31,000

Driver/Core Development
up arrow 1%

Activities for Children
up arrow 2%

Driving
up arrow 5%

Driver
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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