Average Bus Driver Hourly Pay at First Group

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The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver at First Group is $15.39.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
Total Pay
$24,080 - $41,286

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Job Description for Bus Driver

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.
The top respondents for the job title Bus Driver are from the companies MV Transportation, Inc., Student Transportation of America and First Student, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Greyhound Lines, Inc. where the average pay is $20.61. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Student Transportation of America and First Student, Inc., earning around $15.61 and $15.04, respectively. The Walt Disney Company pays the lowest at around $12.94. MV Transportation, Inc. and Transdev also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.80 and $13.96, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Bus Driver

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

Pay by Experience Level for Bus Driver

An early career Bus Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.85 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Bus Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.55 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.40 based on 5 salaries.

Years of Experience

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