How do school bus drivers get paid?

I'm applying to be a bus driver for an industry that has people with developmental disabilities doing jobs there. The pay is 16.25 an hour, but I don't really understand that. Would I have to drive for an hour just to make 16 dollars or do they count hours for something else, I'm really confused.

Best Answer:

?: You get paid for the hours you are scheduled to work. You may not be driving during all of the hours. For example, you could be scheduled to work from 7:00 to 4:00. From 7:00 to 8:30 you are driving the bus to pick kids up and drop them off at school. From 8:30 to 2:00 you are cleaning the bus and doing other stuff. From 2:30 to 3:30 you pick the kids up at school and drop them off at their stop. From 3:30 to 4:00 you are returning the bus. In this example you get paid for all of the hours you were scheduled, not just the hours driving the bus.

Other answer:

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Bus drivers get paid for all work related activities. You do a pre trip inspection, you drive ( pick up and deliver students), you return to the yard or go do another route. Then there is the mid day with nothing work related. Then the afternoon route/s start. Most have a 6 or so hour day. This will al be explained at orientation and training.
Ron:
Is this your first job? You get paid for hours worked, regardless of the work.
Video:
Just driving, they count the hours from when you clock in to when you clock out
Anonymous:
By the hour……..make sure what you are qualified to do……..and one learns what all to do in training…good luck.
Willie:
Every two weeks.
JetDoc:
IF you get the job, you can ask your employer.