How to become a Bus Driver

Follow these tips to begin a career as a bus driver:

  1. Earn a high school diploma or an equivalent.
  2. Acquire a commercial driver's license (CDL) that certifies you to operate a large vehicle.
  3. Meet physical, vision and hearing requirements.
  4. Present a clean driving record, and pass background check.
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What skills help Bus Drivers find jobs?

  • School Bus Driving
  • Bus Driving
  • Commercial Driving
  • Driving
  • Motor Coach Experience
  • Paratransit
  • Human Resources
  • Van Driver
  • Communication Skills
  • Employee Evaluation
  • Load & Unload
  • Interviewing
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Career progression for Bus Driver

Education levels for Bus Drivers

Based on the requirements of Bus Driver job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Bus Driver in the United States within the last three years.

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Common qualifications for Bus Drivers

  • School Bus Endorsement
  • CDL
  • CDL B
  • Passenger Endorsement
  • Air Brake Endorsement
  • CDL C
  • Driver's License
  • CDL A
  • Non-CDL Class C
  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Class D
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