The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver in United Kingdom is £10.30.
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Job Description for Bus Driver
Bus drivers operate buses, transporting passengers from one place to another. There are many different types of bus drivers, from public transit to school buses; depending on their job, a driver's duties may vary. Bus drivers are required to obtain a specialized license to operate a bus. They also typically are expected to complete training sessions in a classroom before acquiring their license. General health, especially vision, are essential, so bus drivers may need to periodically undergo m…Read more
Bus Driver Tasks
- Drive the bus and various passengers over specified routes according to specified time schedules.
- Operate the bus skillfully and safely, answer questions regarding service, routes, and fares.
- Read time schedules, street signs, traffic signs, head signs, bus passes and instructions.
- Maintain good relations with general public, announce stops, direct and control passengers.
Popular Employer Salaries for Bus Driver
The top respondents for the job title Bus Driver are from the companies Stagecoach Group plc., First Group and Arriva London. Reported salaries are highest at Metroline where the average pay is £11.41. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include London United and Arriva London, earning around £10.99 and £10.51, respectively. First pays the lowest at around £9.04. First Group and Stagecoach Group plc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £10.20 and £10.35, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Bus Driver
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Driver/Core Development, Transport, Safety Compliance and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver
An entry-level Bus Driver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £9.74 based on 179 salaries. An early career Bus Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £10.21 based on 615 salaries. A mid-career Bus Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £11.02 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £10.76 based on 316 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £10.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Bus Driver in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 10.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bristol, England: Bristol (7.5% more) and Croydon, England: London (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (10.2% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (7.7% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (6.3% less).
Years of Experience
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