Now Hiring: School Bus Drivers

  • First thingsFirst: Who are we?               Apply Here

    Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services to 1,100 school districts. 

    Why join as a School Bus Driver? For many reasons:  

    • Starting Wage $26.50-$31.62/hr (increases to $31.82-$37.33/hr beginning July 1, 2024) DOE
    • $1,500 Sign on Bonus for New Drivers*
    • $2,500 Sign on Bonus for fully credentialed Drivers*
    • Training Pay Available*
    • Age 50+ certified age friendly employer
    • Ideal for retirees, stay-at-home-parents, or part-time workers
    • Child ride-along program, ideal for working parents

    About the Position                                

    • Located on beautiful Vashon Island, accessible from ferry terminals in Tacoma, Seattle and Port Orchard 
    • Join our team of professional drivers dedicated to getting students to and from school safely
    • Drivers enjoy the support of our industry-leading technology to guide them through their daily routes
    • Prioritize vehicle maintenance by conducting pre and post-trip vehicle inspections
    • Provide support to students by assisting with boarding and exiting the bus 


    • Good verbal communication skills 
    • At least 21 years old 
    • Valid driver’s license for at least 5 years 
    • Be subject to a drug screen and physical
    • Subject to DOT drug testing. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.

    Apply Here

    *Conditions apply. See location for details. 

    We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.