$15.41
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$397

Profit Sharing

$3,500

A Bus Driver, School earns an average wage of $15.21 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cdl License and Training.

$11,724 - $39,331
$12K
$20K
$39K
MEDIAN: $19,597
10%
50%
90%

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$11.56 - $20.44
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.41
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50%
90%

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$0$43K
Salary $11,724 - $39,331
Bonus $0.00 - $1,500
Profit Sharing $3,500
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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$20,012 - $43,671
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 494
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.56 - $20.44
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.03
Overtime $13.42 - $33.42
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,500
Profit Sharing $3,500
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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$20,012 - $43,671
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,589

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

  • Maintain scheduled routes according to designated routes and times.
  • Conduct emergency evacuation drills in keeping with school policies.
  • Keep interior of the bus clean at all times.
  • Immediately report in writing any traffic violation.
  • Operate vehicle safely and carefully and follow all written and oral directions given by the administration.

Bus Driver, School Pay By Employer

$0$55K

$31,894

$30,402

$32,737

$30,487

First Group
27 profiles
$33,721

$37,096

Durhams
9 profiles
$32,364

$31,828

Common Career Paths for Bus Driver, School


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Popular Skills for Bus Driver, School

Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver, School

Pay by Experience for a Bus Driver, School has a positive trend. An entry-level Bus Driver, School with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 811 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bus Driver, School with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 439 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver, School which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 455 salaries. A Bus Driver, School with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 206 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,441

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

Bus Driver, School Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bus Driver, School?

Bus Driver, School in Fargo:
"Great job, great kids."
Pros: Getting to know the kids.
Cons: The school always gives you the run around.

Bus Driver, School in Lapeer:
"Good job."
Pros: I get to be around handicap children.
Cons: Not enough hours or pay.

Bus Driver, School in Cliffside Park:
"Under Paid."
Pros: I love driving my bus and the kids I drive.
Cons: All the political BS.

Bus Driver, School in San Angelo:
"Experienced bus driver class B."
Pros: Getting children to and from home safely work for a fair boss.
Cons:

Bus Driver, School in Milwaukee:
"Dependable."
Pros: That I can get the job done while following all safety guide lines, with zero accident.
Cons: Bus maintenance, snow days, no job security, lack of trust and to many bosses.

Bus Driver, School in New York:
"Transferable Skills."
Pros: Driving the children safely.
Cons: Unsafe conditions.

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Key Stats for Bus Driver, School

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 397 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Bus Driver, School Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Bus Driver, School Salaries

Cdl License
▲22%

Training
▲19%

Special Needs
▲8%

Trainer
▲8%

CDL
▲5%

National Average
$31,000

Transport
▼1%

Safety Compliance
▼1%

School Bus Driver
▼1%

Driver/Core Development
▼2%

Activities for Children
▼5%

Driving
▼7%

Driver
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 397 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 51%