Entry-Level Bus Driver, School Salary

Entry-Level School Bus Drivers take home approximately $14.60 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, about two-fifths report medical coverage and roughly a third claim dental coverage as well. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level School Bus Drivers (59 percent) survey respondents. The majority of Entry-Level School Bus Drivers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$11,754 - $37,221
$12K
$19K
$37K
MEDIAN: $18,565
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$10.79 - $18.42
$11
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$18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$11,754 - $37,221  
   
Bonus
$10.30 - $1,067  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$19,339 - $38,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $18.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$11.54 - $26.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$10.30 - $1,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$19,339 - $38,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 733

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First Student, Inc., Durham School Services, First Group, Student Transportation of America, and First Student Transportation are top-notch employers for Entry-Level School Bus Drivers in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at First Group — the median salary there is $33K.

Offering a median salary of only $29K, First Student, Inc. gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $19K to $35K isn't that wide, either.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,993

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level School Bus Drivers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Entry-Level School Bus Drivers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+13 percent), Las Vegas (+6 percent), Buffalo (+5 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Jacksonville. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Phoenix and 10 percent less in Kansas City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Bus Driver, School Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bus Driver, School in Salt Lake City:
"Go above and beyond your school bus duties."
Driving children takes child development strategies and safety is key , this career is a extremely responsible job, you need to have a CDL, you have to be healthy and responsive too anything that can go wrong. You have to be personable with you coworkers and have excellent social skills with the children, parents, school staff, and mechanics, this job also requires you to know time management for you daily routes, how to put together your route, also the knowledge and patience with special needs children, a positive attitude as well and how to take care of your school bus to be up to code and regulations.

Key Stats for Bus Driver, School

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Bus Driver, School Salaries

CDL
▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%

Safety Compliance
▼1%

Driver/Core Development
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 55%
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