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:

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.
Is this your first job? You get paid for hours worked, regardless of the work.
Just driving, they count the hours from when you clock in to when you clock out
By the hour……..make sure what you are qualified to do……..and one learns what all to do in training…good luck.
Every two weeks.
IF you get the job, you can ask your employer.