Entry-Level Bus Driver, School Salary

Entry-Level School Bus Drivers can expect to earn an average of $14.73 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level School Bus Drivers is high. Although more than half lack health benefits of any kind, two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one in three get dental coverage, too. More than half of Entry-Level School Bus Drivers (61 percent) survey participants are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$11,678 - $37,512
$12K
$19K
$38K
MEDIAN: $18,913
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$10.93 - $18.62
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$15
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MEDIAN: $14.73
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$0$39K
Salary $11,678 - $37,512
Bonus $24.83 - $1,021
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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$19,020 - $39,437
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 123
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.93 - $18.62
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $11.48 - $29.23
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $24.83 - $1,021
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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$19,020 - $39,437
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 696

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Bus Driver, School Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Bus Driver, School


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. First Group attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $33K.

Offering a median salary of only $29K, First Student, Inc. pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $19K to $35K is pretty narrow, too.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,130

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level School Bus Drivers, 18 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level School Bus Drivers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+12 percent), Las Vegas (+5 percent), Buffalo (+5 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Jacksonville, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Phoenix and Kansas City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Bus Driver, School Advice

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

Bus Driver, School in North Versailles:
"Maintenance of vehicles."
Be prepared for everything and anything!

Bus Driver, School in Lowell:
"Every fanger."
Everything involves safety.

Bus Driver, School in Byram:
Keep focus at all times, on DRIVING!

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.

Bus Driver, School in Huntsville:
"School bus driver."
Can be stresful, must really love children, great part time job.

Key Stats for Bus Driver, School

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Bus Driver, School Salaries

CDL
▲3%

National Average
$30,000

▼2%

Safety Compliance
▼2%

Driver/Core Development
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 57%
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