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Bus Driver, School Salary

A Bus Driver, School earns an average wage of $14.24 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. A skill in CDL is associated with high pay for this job.

$11,162 - $34,784
(Median)
$11K
$17K
$35K
MEDIAN: $16,858
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$10.57 - $19.55
(Median)
$11
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$11,162 - $34,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
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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$16,740 - $40,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $19.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $1.16  
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
   
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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$16,740 - $40,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,452
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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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Bus Driver, School Reviews

What is it like working as a Bus Driver, School at First Student Transportation?

Bus Driver, School in Galesburg:
"Company bad but job rewarding."
Pros: The students are the best part of this job. Also.. Seeing the seasons change out in the country.
Cons: First student does not make employees feel valued.

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
$29,000


Skills That Affect Bus Driver, School Salaries

CDL
up arrow 11%

Transport
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Driver/Core Development
0%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 332 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 49%
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