Average Entry-Level School Bus Drivers make around $14.36 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While slightly more than half report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and about a third have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level School Bus Drivers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11,792 - $38,000
$12K
$18K
$38K
MEDIAN: $18,443
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$10.56 - $18.10
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MEDIAN: $14.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$11,792 - $38,000  
   
Bonus
$10.14 - $1,184  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$19,125 - $38,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $18.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$10.18 - $25.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$10.14 - $1,184  
   
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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$19,125 - $38,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 729

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Entry-Level School Bus Drivers fill the offices of leading firms First Student, Inc., Durham School Services, Student Transportation of America, First Group, and First Student Transportation. Those at First Group can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $32K.

First Student, Inc. offers the least money; the median income there is just $29K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $19K and $34K.

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 79 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Bus Driver, School Salaries

CDL
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Transport
0%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$29,000

Driver/Core Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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