Bus driver

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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.

What skills help Bus Drivers find jobs?

  • Paratransit
  • School Bus Driving Experience
  • Bus Driving Experience
  • Commercial Driving Experience
  • Driving Experience
  • Motor Coach Experience
  • Communication Skills
  • Human Resources
  • Van Driver
  • Customer Service
  • Home Care
  • Heavy Lifting

Career progression for Bus Driver

Education levels for Bus Drivers

0%0%1%2%98%Master's DegreeMiddle School EducationBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

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

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience29k29k30k30k31kAnnual salary in USD

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

Common qualifications for Bus Drivers

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