Average Bus Driver Hourly Pay at Student Transportation of America

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The average hourly pay for a Bus Driver at Student Transportation of America is $15.61.
MEDIAN $15.61
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $19
Total Pay
$25,919 - $40,992

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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., First Student, Inc. and First Group. 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 First Group and First Student, Inc., earning around $15.24 and $15.11, 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 $13.87 and $13.96, respectively.

Career Paths

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Bus Driver
Bus Driver, School
Bus Driver, Transit and Intercity
Bus Operator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Bus Driver

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

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 $14.97 based on 5 salaries. An early career Bus Driver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.87 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Bus Driver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.48 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Bus Driver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.75 based on 6 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 28 survey responses.
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