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.

$11,626 - $36,882
$12K
$19K
$37K
MEDIAN: $18,662
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50%
90%

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$11.29 - $20.18
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.21
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$11,626 - $36,882  
   
Bonus
$192.98 - $1,825  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$19,356 - $42,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.29 - $20.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.74  
Overtime
$11.65 - $32.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$192.98 - $1,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$19,356 - $42,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,370

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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

  • 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,011

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Bus Driver, School Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Bus Driver, School

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Bus Driver, School Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Bus Driver, School Salaries

Cdl License
▲23%

Training
▲21%

Special Needs
▲9%

Trainer
▲9%

CDL
▲6%

School Bus Driver
▲1%

Transport
▼0%

Safety Compliance
▼0%

Driver/Core Development
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Activities for Children
▼3%

Driving
▼6%

Driver
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 51%
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