Average Bus Driver, School Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver, School is $16.15.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
$60 - $1,831
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,500
Total Pay
$23,222 - $45,411

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Job Description for Bus Driver, School

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.

Job Satisfaction for Bus Driver, School

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Bus Driver, School are from the companies First Student, Inc., Student Transportation of America and First Group. Reported salaries are highest at Reliant Transportation where the average pay is $18.09. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include First Group and First Student Transportation, earning around $17.50 and $16.38, respectively. Student Transportation of America pays the lowest at around $14.85. Durhams and First Student, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.10 and $16.24, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Bus Driver, School

Skills in Transport, Safety Training and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Driver/Core Development and Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver, School

An entry-level Bus Driver, School with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.86 based on 141 salaries. An early career Bus Driver, School with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.27 based on 978 salaries. A mid-career Bus Driver, School with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.26 based on 579 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver, School with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.50 based on 819 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Bus Driver, School in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 15.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Staten Island, New York (9.5% more) and New York, New York (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Jacksonville, Florida (9.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

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